• For confidence

After doing the Wave Project, I feel more confident about myself and less nervous about speaking to new people – Miss E.H, aged 15 

Wave Project surf ambassador Hannah Harding

Latest News 31 July 2014 >>>

The Wave Project is set to launch a new pilot project on the Isle of Wight in August.

Young people from the Island are being invited to take part in a free six-week surfing course to help boost their wellbeing and confidence.

Clients will benefit from a six-week surfing course, taking place once a week at Compton Beach, where they will be supported by professional surf instructors helped by local volunteer surf mentors.

The project begins on Sunday, 31 August, and lasts for six weeks, with the hope of more courses in future. Volunteers are also being sought for the project.

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Welcome to The Wave Project

The Wave Project 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 proven 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.

How it all started >>>