Mission Statement

To understand, grow, advocate for and equip excellence in surf therapy.


Surf therapy takes a structured approach to surfing to achieve a therapeutic benefit. Surf therapy plays a significant role globally in improving peoples’ health and wellbeing. Target groups include, but are not limited to, disadvantaged children and youth, people with autism spectrum disorder, people with physical impairments and people with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other forms of mental illness. The last five years have seen a rapid increase in the use of surfing as therapy for vulnerable populations. However, until now, surf therapy organizations around the world have operated primarily alone. Read our declaration here.

isto declaration