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Waves for Hope offers a surf therapy intervention for at-risk youths in the rural communities of Trinidad. Our mission is to improve the physical, emotional and mental well-being of young people. We provide a safe space, caring mentors, the fun activity of surfing and
evidence-based exercises to build healthy relationships, develop coping skills and improve confidence and self-esteem. Our goal is to encourage positive life choices and create role models in under-served communities in Trinidad & Tobago.

In order to facilitate our surf therapy sessions we need surfboards, water and food for the kids, we need to transport the kids and all the surfboards to the beaches and we need caring mentors to facilitate the surf therapy sessions.

Your donation will go a long way:

  • With USD 25 we can offer water and snacks during a surf therapy session for all beneficiaries.
  • With USD 400 we can buy one new surfboard incl. accessories.
  • With USD 220 we can offer surf therapy to one youth for a period of 6 months.
  • With USD 4390 you'll be sponsoring one full cycle of surf therapy (6 months, 20 kids). 

Our surf therapy intervention combines evidence-based therapeutic activities with surfing. The beach functions as a safe space where the participants are mentored by caring mentors and are given the opportunity to learn new skills to cope with stress and build positive relationships.

“I became less aggressive and more open to hearing what others have to say." (beneficiary, 2022).

Read more about our impact here: Surf Therapy Impact Reports

    community development, surfing, youthdevelopment, surf, atriskyouth, mentalhealth, surftherapy, trinidad, trinidadandtobago


    1. Anonymous donation

      2 May 2022

    2. Ian Welch-Phillips

      16 June 2021

    3. Albert Petzold

      25 May 2021

    54 Donations