Tim’s TED Talk

Waves for Change founder Tim Conibear shares the journey of a small surf club into an award-winning child-friendly mental health service. 

That Wave – Florian Bison Photography

Up to 20% of young South Africans are effected by Post Traumatic Stress. Waves for Change is pioneering a winning formula of surfing and evidence based therapy programming to break the cycles of violence that keep South Africa’s youth from their true potential. Video by Florian Bison Photography – Winner Le Book Creative Award 2015

Lewatle – Ocean

Mick Fanning and Taylor Knox join Waves for Change to share the trans-formative power of the ocean and change lives for kids living with autism in South Africa.

Waves For Change – Jamie Hancock

Documentary film-maker Jamie Hancock captures the power of surf therapy to positively impact the lives of vulnerable youth by providing access to caring mentors, a positive community, safe spaces, and the benefits of blue spaces. 

Can’t Steal Our Vibe – VANS

In 2017, professional surfers and PVW co-founders Patrick, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas along with South African pro, Michael February, hosted a surfboard drive to benefit the Waves For Change organization in Cape Town, South Africa.

Their goal was to provide surf equipment to the youngsters coming out of the poorest townships in the region and provide a positive outlet for them to overcome the adversities of poverty, violence and abuse. Tag along on an adventure from San Clemente, California to Cape Town as the G-Boys and Michael February immerse themselves into the vibrant culture of South Africa in hopes of sparking the next generation of young surfers. Can’t Steal Our Vibe is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to W4C! 

Ride the Waves of Change – UNODC

Meet Thembalethu Mani, who was referred to W4C as a vulnerable youth, joined our programme. and is now a W4C surf therapy mentor positively impacting children from his community!