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 18 September 2014 >>>
Professional singer-songwriter October has launched a song on iTunes to raise money for The Wave Project, to help disadvantaged children to go surfing.
The song ‘Free Your’ Soul was inspired by the singer’s love of the sea and surf. She decided to re-release it after spending time volunteering with the Wave Project this summer.
October, whose debut album was released earlier this year, said: “I wrote the song about my love of the sea, and the happiness and wellbeing that it brings me. It is the closest thing to meditation that I have ever come across, and for me works better. Surfing makes you constantly challenge yourself, which leaves me feeling braver every time.”