The International Surf Therapy Organization is focused on the understanding and proliferation of evidence-based practice.

Research and evaluation are an integral part of this collective mission. ISTO seeks to support contributing organizations, academic institutions and independent researchers in this aim.

ISTO Evaluation Framework

Evaluation is important in demonstrating the effectiveness of your surf therapy program and contributes towards sustainability, funders love a good evaluation report! This exists to help you take your program to the next level through offering a step by step guide to basic evaluation for surf therapy practitioners, you DO NOT need to be a professional researcher to follow this framework.

Academic Journal Dedicated to Surf Therapy Research

This Special Issue on Surf Therapy Around the Globe in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice is devoted to advancing the science and practice of surf therapy for diverse populations around the world. This introductory article provides a framework for this Special Issue.

Explore our Bibliography

Find out more about the kind of research ISTO endorses and provides the evidence-based for Surf Therapy practitioners worldwide.

ISTO Declaration

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 well-being.

ISTO 2019 Impact Report

ISTO facilitates research on surf therapy programs from around the world engaging in a collaborative movement to collect data on a global scale.

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