Below you can find a list of surf therapy publications that we are aware of. If you know any other publication in the field of surf therapy please send us an e-mail at


Armitano, Cortney; Clapham, Emily D; Audette, Jennifer; Lamont, Linda (2015). Benefits of Surfing for Children with Disabilities: A Pilot Study, Palaestra. 29. 31-34 Abstract

Caddick, Nick; Phoenix, Cassandra; Smith, Brett (2015). Collective stories and well-being: Using a dialogical narrative approach to understand peer relationships among combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, Journal of Health Psychology, Vol.20(3), pp.286-29 Abstract

Caddick, Nick; Smith, Brett; Phoenix, Cassandra (2015). The Effects of Surfing and the Natural Environment on the Well-Being of Combat Veterans, Qualitative Health Research, Vol.25(1), pp.76-86 Abstract

Cavanaugh, Lauren Katrina; Rademacher, Sarah Beth (2014). How a Surfing Social Skills Curriculum Can Impact Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Journal of the International Association of Special Education, Vol.15(1), p.27-35 Abstract

Clapham, Emily D; Armitano, Cortney N; Lamont, Linda S; Audette, Jennifer G. (2014). The Ocean as a Unique Therapeutic Environment: Developing a Surfing Program, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Vol.85(4), p.8-14 Abstract

Fleischmann, David ; Michalewicz, Betty; Stedje-Larsen, Eric ; Neff, John ; Murphy, Jennifer ; Browning, Kara ; Nebeker, Bonnie ; Cronin, Andy ; Sauve, William ; Stetler, Christopher ; Herriman, Laurel ; Mclay, Robert (2011). Surf Medicine: Surfing as a Means of Therapy for Combat-Related PolyGram, JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vol.23(1), p.27-29 Abstract

Gaspar de Matos, Margarida; Santos, Anabela; Fauvelet, Cristiana; Marta, Francisco; Evangelista, Ema Shaw; Ferreira, José; Moita, Miguel (2017). Surfing for Social Integration: Mental Health and Well-Being promotion through Surf Therapy among Institutionalized Young People, J Community Med Public Health Care 4: 026 Abstract

Godfrey, Cath; Devine-Wright, Hannah; Taylor, Joe (2015). The positive impact of structured surfing courses on the wellbeing of vulnerable young people, Community practitioner: the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 88:1 Abstract

Lemarchand, Bruno (2014). Activité, acteurs et bienfaits du handisurf: Pratique du surf des mers par les personnes handicapées; Practice, particpents and benefit of handisurf: Sea surfing performed by disabled persons, Kinésithérapie, la revue, Vol.14(146), pp.29-33 Abstract

Moore, Adam M. ; Clapham, Emily D. ; Deeney, Theresa A. (2017). Parents’ Perspectives on Surf Therapy for Children with Disabilities, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, p.1-14 Abstract

Rogers, Carly M ; Mallinson, Trudy ; Peppers, Dominique (2014). High-intensity sports for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression: feasibility study of ocean therapy with veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Vol.68(4), pp.395-404 Abstract

Stuhl, Amanda ; Porter, Heather (2015). Riding the waves: Therapeutic surfing to improve social skills for children with autism, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Vol.49(3), p.253(4) Abstract