In 2016 the Wave Project expanded northwards after receiving a grant of £13,500 from North Yorkshire Council to fund a pilot scheme in Scarborough. The project was a partnership between The Wave Project and integrated mental health services at North Yorkshire Council. The pilot scheme took place at North Bay in Scarborough in April 2016, when 16 young people were referred for surf therapy in the North Sea.
Since then, we have now worked with over 100 young people from all across the region, have our own office down on the West Pier and we are now entering into our fifth year in North Yorkshire. Delivering surf therapy courses in partnership with Scarborough Surf School at Cayton Bay and Dexters Surf Shop at North Bay, and since the summer of 2019 with Whitby Surf School in Whitby.
We also have a growing surf club made up of some of the awesome young people who have completed one of our surf therapy courses. And for the upcoming 2020 season we are pleased to announce we will be holding all our surf club sessions at South Bay, in partnership with Fluid Concept surf shop, and we will be meeting regularly from spring until it’s just too cold to get in the sea.
We are now taking referrals for our 2020 courses in North Yorkshire, being held at Cayton Bay, North Bay and in Whitby. If you are a professional working with young people in the area please get in touch.