Tag Archives: Surf Therapy

WAVES FOR CHANGE SURF THERAPY PROGRAM HARPER, MARYLAND COUNTY REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA – April/May 2019 Report

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Waves for Change is a surf therapy program that brings together young people from diverse background who are at risk, based on the environment in which they find themselves. At Waves for Change we provide participants with a safe space and consistent caring adults to allow them to practice positive behaviors and build healthy relationships […]

Making waves over Two Oceans.

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2019 is well under way and the year wouldn’t be the same without the highly acclaimed Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. This year the Two Oceans Marathon celebrated its 50th year, cementing its place as a national institution. It is one of the world’s most beautiful Marathons that attracts thousands of runners from around the […]

Surfing the Divide – Libby Leyden

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Some twenty young girls, ranging in age from 10 to 12, shriek in excitement as they race back and forth along the shore. The gleaming white sand shifts below their feet. Jodine Siegelaar and Mel Devilliers, both 25, grab surfboards and follow them into the water, just past the famous bathhouses of Muizenberg Beach on […]

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

A consortium of 25 leading global Surf Therapy organizations, Ph.D. students and researchers gathered in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa to share latest research & practice in the Surf Therapy sector JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (July 20, 2018) The 2nd Annual International Surf Therapy Organization Conference was held in Jeffreys Bay. Twenty-eight individual representatives attended, representing […]

Surf Therapy – A Wave of Change

For the past decade, Surf Therapy as an alternative form of healing has been gathering momentum. Organisations from across the globe combine the therapeutic elements of the ocean with the adventure of surfing to positively impact lives of individuals from all walks of life. But what exactly is Surf Therapy? What does it do? More […]

Help us upgrade our Monwabisi Safe-Hub

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Waves for Change is working with Breadline Africa to upgrade our safe hub at Monwabisi Beach. Monwabisi is the local beachfront for khayelitsha township, one of South Africa’s largest and most violent communities. Since 2011, W4C has been running surf therapy programmes at Monwabisi to connect at-risk youth to emotional support and surf therapy programmes. […]

CALLING SURF GAMECHANGERS…WE WANT YOU!

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, […]

The Guardian profiles W4C’s Michaylah Petersen and Yanga Mpompomo

Last week the UK’s Guardian newspaper popped by Waves for Change’s Muizenberg site and spent some time with the crew from Masiphumelele and Lavender Hill. What follows in an insight into the power of surfing in some of Cape Town’s most violent townships, and how it’s changing lives on a daily basis. Read the story […]

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 […]