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 21 October 2014 >>> Wave Project in Scotland hailed a success!
The Wave Project in East Lothian has helped to transform the lives of a group of young people, according an evaluation report published today.
The Wave Project Scotland ran a five week surf course in Dunbar, East Lothian, using local volunteers as surf mentors to help young people improve their confidence and self-esteem. The aim of the innovative scheme was to support young people aged eight to 18 who are at risk of social exclusion.
A post-project evaluation found the course had a positive impact on those taking part, including boosting confidence, calmness and attitudes towards learning and healthier living.
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