After doing the Wave Project, I feel more confident about myself and less nervous about speaking to new people – Miss E.H, aged 15
Welcome to The Wave Project
The Wave Project is an award-winning community surf project. Our primary focus is helping young people improve health and learn more through surfing! Our award-winning surf courses have been independently evaluated and found to help young people feel calmer, more motivated, more confident and more resilient. We run a network of surf clubs around the UK which are designed help young people develop both their surfing and life skills, and offer education-focused courses to schools.
Wave Project sessions are delivered by a mix of paid staff and volunteer surf-mentors who work in partnership with established surf schools. Some of our surf mentors started out as clients themselves.
We take referrals from professionals working with vulnerable children and young people, and also run private lessons for schools, charities and companies. Regular referrers include the NHS, social services, mental health services, GPs, family support services, counsellors and children’s charities.Latest News 10 November 2014 >>>
The founder of The Cornish surf wax company -Oggy Wax has raised over £1,000 for The Wave Project by driving his 14 year old VW Beetle, named ‘Bella’ to Croatia!
Cornishman Paul Stokes from bought the car off eBay for £300 and drove it 1000 miles across Europe with co-driver Guy Eyres, from Truro.
The pair raised £1,107.08 for the Cornwall based surfing organisation, which helps young people reduce anxiety and increase confidence through surfing.
WATCH: BBC TV coverage of Wave Project Dorset >>>