Using Surfing To Improve Mental Health in South Africa


Waves for Change is improving the mental health of young adults in South Africa by teaching them how to surf.

The Fabled West Coast of South Africa produces some of the world’s most pristine surf. Here, a local social enterprise, Waves for Change, is working in the heart of Cape Town’s most deeply troubled Communities to help break the wave of violence that shapes township life. Using the untapped healing power of surfing to help thousands of young adults escape the endless cycle of gang warfare.

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