Surf Therapy survived 2020, thanks to you.

Waves for Change is back on the beach.

You helped to reach the target of R500,000. Because of your incredible support, we were able to retain all our staff and even grow our team to support an increased need for training of our surf mentors. 

We've been able to innovate and put safety measures in place.

Because of your support during strict lockdown, we launched an adapted mental health curriculum through WhatsApp groups and we're still using it to reach into the homes of our participants, like these:

All five our South African Surf Therapy sites are open! We expect that this year will require adaptability. With your help, we'll continue do what it takes to support children with mental health services. 

Visit us at, or arrange a visit to our Surf Therapy sessions by emailing 

Be Bananas! Respect, Protect, Communicate. 

Waves for Change Team. 


You made this happen! Thank you.


Thank you - this is what your contribution has achieved!


31 WhatsApp groups are reaching 1096 children! Thank you!

Thank you for supporting the remote delivery of mental health services and activities. Our Surf Mentors are already reaching 1096 children through 31 dedicated parent WhatsApp groups! 

We loved this response from a parent who ran an activity in their home yesterday:

An example of one of the WhatsApp groups:


Waves for Change delivery crew thanks you!


Food delivery van - packed to the brim!


Food relief boxes are being delivered, thank you!


"At least in my dreams, I can be on that wave"


Providing COVID19 Food Relief


Senior Coach, Jose Peffer shares a "Take 5"



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    Sebastian Hoornweg

    R80,926 raised

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    Jess Meniere

    R23,530 raised

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    Vilje Visser

    R2,250 raised

3 Fundraiser projects


  1. Mandy Jackson

    1 August

  2. Stephanie Yanow

    24 July

  3. Lauren Brunner

    16 July

333 Donations