Tag Archives: Coaches


W4C is an award-winning organisation based in Cape Town led by surfers and mental health professionals. We have developed evidence-based learn-to-surf programmes that alleviate symptoms of trauma in at-risk youth. In 2016, we want to share our experience with you, so more young people can experience the joy of the ocean. We’re looking for dedicated, […]

Sunday times lists W4C as one of the Young Guns of 2015

Sunday times lists W4C as one of the Young Guns of 2015 We’re stoked to announce that W4C Founder Tim Conibear was listed as one of the ‘Young Guns’ of 2015 by the SA Sunday Times. The article listed politicians, actors, leading business people and entrepreneurs who ‘blew up’ in 2015. Somehow our founder Tim […]

W4C Founder named Ashoka Fellow

We are proud to announce that W4C founder Tim Conibear has been named an Ashoka Fellow. Tim joins a elite group of global changemakers who are coming up with alternative ways of addressing the world’s various developmental challenges. We are honoured that Tim’s work developing Waves for Change’s pioneering surf therapy programmes has been recognized […]

Following up with Lwandile – Can we surf ourselves to mental health?

In 2014 we worked with NPR to bring you a story from within Waves for Change. The story focused on Lwandile and his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress following a traumatic upbringing in the community of Kuyasa in Khayelitsha. In 2013, Lwandile discovered the ocean when Waves for Change brought the sport of surfing to […]

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, […]

Second Annual Extreme Abilities Adaptive Surf Day

Waves For Change at the Second Annual Extreme Abilities Adaptive Surf Day Yesterday, the 17th March, the Waves for Change coaching crew headed over to Blouberg Strand to assist at the second annual “Extreme Abilities” adaptive surf day, hosted by Surfing South Africa. The day saw 46 handicapped members of the wider Cape Town area […]

Laureus Visit

Apish Blogs on Laureus Visit Greetings world! My name is Apish Tshetsha born in Eastern Cape and raised in Western Cape. I live in Masi shortened from ‘’Masiphumelele’’ meaning we should succeed, Masi is a township about 40 kilometers from Cape Town. It is a multiracial township where people are moving in different directions in […]