Can’t Steal Our Vibe

“You give someone a surfboard, it can change their life forever.”- @danedamus
In 2017 the legends @positivevibewarriors organised a board drive that collected over 700 boards for surf therapy programmes operating in under resourced communities in Africa. The boards were delivered at that start of this year, and it’s fair to say have brought a LOT of stoke and smiles to many young groms!
Now you can watch this epic journey unfold. Go to @itunes today, download the Can’t Steal Our Vibe movie, and see firsthand how these boards are changing lives in South Africa, Liberia, Somalia, and Mozambique.
To everyone involved, HUGE kudos and BIG thanks for making this magic happen, and for spreading the surf therapy love far and wide ??

? @wavesforchange
Go Far. Go Together.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle visit OneWave community

Just like the ocean, mental health doesn’t discriminate.

OneWave: “It was such an honour to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to our OneWave community last month. For five years, we have used bright colours at Fluro Friday to raise awareness for mental health.

During our chat with Prince Harry, he said

Reaching out for help is not a weakness, it’s a strength!

By joining our Anti-Bad Vibes Circle, Their Royal Highnesses are helping to make mental health more visible around the world! This is a day we’ll never forget! It’s ok not to be ok. Thanks to the Duke and Duchess, we have been able to share the OneWave message all around the world! Our goal is make mental health issues more visible and to let everyone know, that whatever you’re feeling right now, you don’t have to go through it alone.”

Watch the video of Prince Harry and Meghan joining the Anti-Bad Vibes Circle.

Fluro Friday is going Royal

Fluro Friday is going Royal! We are so honoured to get the opportunity to welcome The Duke and Duchess to our OneWave community at Bondi on Friday, 19th October. Their support will help to inspire conversations about mental health across Australia and beyond.

“The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex will meet a local surfing community group, known as OneWave, raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing in a fun and engaging way. Their Royal Highnesses will take part in the “Fluro Friday” session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues, and will have the opportunity to interact with others enjoying yoga and surfing.“ Their Royal Highnesses are just as passionate as we are about mental health and by supporting Fluro Friday they are going to help so many people! This would not be possible without the constant love and support from our OneWave community. Thank you ??? #flurofriday#onewaveisallittakes #oneroyalwave #headstogether

Red Bull: We all know that surfing makes you feel better

Earlier this summer Red Bull published an article about how surfing can improve your mental health. Surfing makes you feel better. It has an incredible powerful effect on the body and the mind. After a good surf you normally feel better than you felt before.

The article is about ISTO and how we are out to prove that surf therapy is an effective treatment in a number of areas.

Read the whole article here.



2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

A consortium of 25 leading global Surf Therapy organizations, Ph.D. students and researchers gathered in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa to share latest research & practice in the Surf Therapy sector

The 2nd Annual International Surf Therapy Organization Conference was held in Jeffreys Bay. Twenty-eight individual representatives attended, representing Surf Therapy and research institutions from 11 different countries around the globe. The International Surf Therapy Organization (“ISTO”) was formed in Cape Town in September 2017 by eight founding contributors. Conceived by South African NGO Waves for Change, with funding support from Comic Relief, The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the World Childhood Foundation, ISTO connects practitioners, shares best practice, and executes global research studies so that understanding and support for Surf Therapy grows.

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