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Can we surf ourselves into mental health?

Can we surf ourselves into mental health? Lwandile’s story… PUBLISHED BY NPR.ORG Lwandile Mnatanywa is zipping up his wetsuit. The tall, soft-spoken high school junior comes to Cape Town’s Monwabisi Beach almost every day after school and starts running when he sees the water. “I can see the waves are cooking, I will run fast […]

Fish Fry Up

Wavescape Fish Fry Up Raises 17k For New Drop-In Centre We’re stoked to report that the Wavescape Fish Fry – held on the weekend of the 1st December – raised 17,000 ZAR in support of our new drop-in centre, arriving in December 2014 at Muizenberg Beach. A full online report is available to read here… […]

Laureus Sport For Good Summit

W4C Founder Tim Conibear puts Delegates at the Laureus Sport For Good Summit through W4C Active Education Sessions Waves for Change founder Tim Conibear was invited to demonstrate Waves for Change active education sessions for delegates of the 2014 Laureus Sport for Good Summit, held in Kuala Lumpur from the 13-16th October. Joined by Laureus […]

SUP Marathon

Apish completes a SUP Marathon on the River Thames There are many firsts here. Apish’s first time out of South Africa, first time on a plane, first time on a SUP…it still didn’t stop him winning the Waves for Change Thames SUP marathon challenge on the 26th July 2014! The annual Thames SUP Challenge is […]

Only a surfer knows the feeling

“Only a surfer knows the feeling….” It’s a well-known phrase touted by surfers and surf brands alike but, although cliché, its importance lies at the very heart of Waves for Change. You could say that any fool can kick a football, pick up a bat and strike a ball. The entry level skill, or personal […]

Saved By The Beach

SAVED BY THE BEACH: DIMZA’S STORY “Survivor of a mob justice attack, “Dimza”‘s life has been transformed by the beach and Waves for Change. How did you spend your New Year break? Vuyani Makebe spent his on the beach, working as a newly qualified lifeguard. Why is this significant? Firstly, but for the timely intervention […]

From KFC to Surf Coach

From KFC to Surf Coach. The Real Story Behind The Cover Of Amaza Vol 2 There’s a hidden story behind the cover of AMAZA Vol 2. The man you see sliding onto a clean Muizenberg face is Waves for Change co-founder Apish Tshetsha. Just 2 years ago Apish’s life was on a very different path, […]