Gearing Up for Surf Therapy with Gecko Head Gear

We are stoked to partner with Gecko Head Gear on a special co-branded surf helmet! These vibrant blue helmets feature our iconic logo and will help provide vital head protection for our participants during surf therapy sessions.

Gecko Head Gear has generously committed to donating 10% of profits from these helmet sales directly to The Wave Project’s mission of using surfing to help children meet their unique challenges. You can purchase the co-branded helmets on Gecko’s website now.

But the partnership got even more special for one Wave Project superstar – 8-year-old Florence and her beloved stuffed bear Barney. The Gecko team went above and beyond, using their 3D printing capabilities to create a tiny, custom-fitted Gecko x Wave Project helmet just for Barney!

Florence’s mom shares, “Surfing does something to her that nothing else does. Her physical disabilities and severe autism make it very challenging for her to access a lot of things but the positive effects of surfing stay with her for days after each session. It’s really very special. It makes us all so happy to see her happy, relaxed and having the best time.”

When Gecko Head Gear learned about Florence’s inseparable bond with Barney, they were inspired to include the plush pal in their creative process. They 3D printed a perfectly scaled helmet for Barney featuring his name, documented his “work” helping design Florence’s helmet, and sent him on an adventure to their headquarters.

According to Florence’s mom, “The whole team at Gecko fully embraced the little project from day one… I cannot praise the team enough for doing this for us. Such an incredible team whose enthusiasm and commitment to a new little project has been absolutely amazing and so heartfelt!”

We’re over the moon that Florence and Barney now have adorably matching head gear to wear during their Wave Project surf sessions. A huge thank you to the caring, innovative crew at Gecko Head Gear for creating this special gear and supporting our mission!