The Wave Project: changing lives through surfing

15th April 2016

We are over the moon to announce our partnership with The Wave Project – a brilliant community surf project that supports vulnerable young people and helps to improve their mental health.

From next month (May 2016) we will jointly deliver our inaugural surfing project to help vulnerable young people in North Wales. It will be a potentially life-changing opportunity for vulnerable young people in our region.

The scheme will enable 12 disadvantaged young people from North Wales to take part in a six week surfing course on our surf lagoon free of charge. The aim of the project is to enable participants to improve their mental health, social skills and life chances by learning to surf with expert local volunteers.

Each participant will receive support from their own ‘surf mentor’ – a volunteer surf instructor who provides emotional as well as practical support. The sessions will be overseen by professional surf coaches at Surf Snowdonia, supervised by the head of our surf academy and Welsh surf champion Jo Dennison.

The pilot scheme will also enable The Wave Project to put down the foundation for a new surf club for isolated young people in partnership with Surf Snowdonia. The project will also fund the training and development of volunteers who wish to work with young people as surf mentors.

We think this is fantastic news for young people in North Wales and we hope it will open up new opportunities and life experiences for disadvantaged youngsters.

We can’t wait to welcome our first course participants and share our passion for surfing with them.

For more information please drop us an email at [email protected]

 

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