Teaching people with a Disability how to Surf

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

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

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 for inclusive surfing at a grass roots level

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. 


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

Our Vision and Mission

Passion Purpose Possibility and People


The Foundation aims to affect meaningful evidence-based change in peoples lives by improving their mental and physical well-being through ocean based therapy programmes.


The Foundation sustainably focuses on understanding, broadening, connecting, educating and sharing evidence-based best practice principals through delivering ongoing life changing ocean based experiences with the intended outcome of enhancing both peoples physical and mental well-being.

Board of Directors

Craig Nossel

Currently Head of Vitality Wellness, Discovery’s incentive-based wellness programe, is a regular commentator in the media, has co-authored a number of scientific publications, and has several patents relating to wellness programes. Since joining Discovery Health as a Clinical Consultant in 1998, Craig has been involved in several aspects of the business including Clinical Risk Management, Health Underwriting, Pharmaceutical Strategy, and Research and Product Development. He also sits on the company’s Corporate Social Investment Committee. Prior to joining Discovery, he spent a couple of years practicing clinical medicine in the public sector, with a particular interest in paediatrics.Craig completed his MBBCh at the University of Witwatersrand, and his MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science where he was awarded the Barloworld Prize for Strategy. Craig was nominated for the Absa Jewish Business Achiever Award in 2009. Craig works closely with the Vitality Institute to strengthen the R&D projects taken on around behavioral interventions, effectiveness, and impact for improved population health.

Steve Doidge

In 2003 Steve co-founded the RealFin Group where he currently serves as CEO and chief investment officer of the Group’s global asset management business.

Steve has 25 years industry experience and holds the following qualifications: BCom, Advanced Taxation Certificate, MCom, MPhil and CAIA.

Besides his business interests, giving back and making a difference runs through Steve’s veins. Over and above the numerous scholarships given to deserving candidates annually and the continuous funding of many charitable organizations he is actively involved in social upliftment in the community especially in the area of education. In this regard Steve has for many years taught the full business studies curriculum to grade 12 classes in various schools in the Cape Flats and townships.

Roxy Davis

The Roxy Davis Foundation was founded by 9 times South African surfing champion, Roxy Davis. Roxy is the first individual to represent South Africa in all three disciplines of shortboard surfing, longboard surfing and stand up paddleboard surfing as well as serving as a National Team Manager and Surf Coach.

Roxy is an accomplished businesswoman having founded Surf Emporium in 2002. Surf Emporium is an Accredited Surf School with Surfing South Africa, specializing in surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons with a philosophy of inclusiveness and always cognizant of taking everyone’s unique needs into consideration. Roxy leads a professional surf coaching team consisting of over 100 instructors, some of which are also trained as Adaptive Surf coaches.

Roxy is an International Surfing Association (ISA) qualified Surf and Stand Up Paddleboard Coach and ISA Coaching Course Presenter.

Find Out More About Us

Get in touch: info@roxydavisfoundation.org

Get in touch: 0824060155

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Roxy Davis Foundation
66 Beach Road
Muizenberg, 7945



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