International surf therapy organization is a global community of surf therapy practitioners & researchers collaborating to advance the use of surf therapy as a health intervention.

Surf Therapy  combines the therapeutic elements of the ocean with the adventure of surfing to impact the physical and mental well-being of individuals worldwide positively.

Guest speakers at the ISTO surf therapy symposium

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If we had the entire world surfing, the fact is, we’d have a much more peaceful place.

Peter Mel, World Surf League, 2017.

Taking part in activities outdoors can do so much to build confidence, and the in-depth evaluation of surf therapy shows what great outcomes it can achieve.

Alison Johnston, MSP, Health and Sport Committee Scottish Government, 2018