WHAT WE DO...

Passion, Purpose, Possibility, People. The Foundation sustainably focuses on understanding, broadening, connecting, educating and sharing evidence-based best practice principles through delivering ongoing life changing ocean based experiences with the intended outcome of enhancing both people's physical and mental well-being.

ADAPTIVE SURFING

Teaching people with a Disability how to Surf

SURF THERAPY

Surfing - A therapeutic tool for physical and psychological therapy and rehabilitation

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Training and Education to improve skills and qualify individuals wanting to enhance their skills

MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP

Focusing on upskilling individuals in areas they would need the most to take on the world of work while contributing to positive societal change. Learning about business, working environment, building skills for future employment and leadership abilities. 

 

FOUNDATION BUILDING

Foundation building for inclusive surfing at a grass roots level

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Educating people through our programmes about our environment and creating ambassadors for change which will not only make a difference today but for the future generations of ocean users. 

 

RESEARCH

Underpinning all foundation activities through evidence based research. Aimed at maximising the impact of all activities.

106

Adaptive Surfing Participants

135

Surfers in the School League

203

Volunteers for Adaptive Surfing

26

Qualified Adaptive Surf Coaches

WHAT THEY SAY...

What participants, coaches and volunteers are saying about us?

Liesel Smith - Waves for Change

Thank you for hosting the Western Cape Inter School Surfing League. The boys taking it very seriously 😉 thanks for creating this youth community and interaction among schools. 🙏 have a good weekend.

Robin Shaffer

Hi Roxy, Thank you again for a terrific experience yesterday. What a glorious day! My kids had a fantastic time surfing and in meeting some of the courageous adaptive surfers. Warm regards, Robin Shaffer

Andre Van Breda

Good afternoon Roxy & Team

I would like to may use of this opportunity to congratulate you and your Team on a fantastic day Sunday  21 July 2019. In the middle of winter – a perfect  sunny windless day was dished up for the adaptive surfing program on the day.

When I arrived at 10h30 – your shop was a beehive of activity and I was bowled over amongst all of the hive of activities and lots of hype which I have no doubts – how slick you ran the operation. I am sure that you have overcome many challenges faced day by day with the adaptive surfing concept, which you have mastered brilliantly. The attention to detail getting the AFM employees kitted out in their wetsuits & vests, instructions on the beach, safety being No 1 and the hot dogs and warm foamy hot choc beverages afterwards much appreciated.

The joy and jubilation and expression on the faces of our employees in the water, speaks volumes of the fun day they had and I am sure also the first time some of them set foot into the ocean never mind on a surfboard.

The professional way your staff and amazing volunteers assisted and handled the employees with disabilities giving them comfort and safe assurance was a real wow factor, to ensure the persons with disabilities have “The Ride of a Life time” so much appreciated.

Once again congratulations and kudo’s to you and your team for making this a very special day for not only our employees with disabilities but also our Company members who attended in support…..

May your Foundation’s Adaptive Surfing program soar to new heights in the years to come and grow from strength to strength.

I salute you for this very special act of inspiration for persons with disabilities.

Sincerely your supporting persons with disabilities & nice to meet you on the Beach.    Andre Van Breda - General Manager Altitude Group

Adam Gardien - Surf Coach

Becoming a surf coach has changed my life. I've been able to share the stoke with people from around the world. Seeing the joy that surfing brings to others gives me goosebumps.

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