Surf Therapy

What is Surf Therapy

By using progressive structured ocean based therapy programmes we are able to affect meaningful evidence-based change in people’s lives by improving participants mental and physical well-being.


Who can participate

Surf therapy is not just for people with a physical or intellectual disabilities. It’s for everyone – we all know someone suffering from stress, panic attacks, high anxiety, depression and burn out. We focus on wellness and not illness, on ability not disability.

Programme Benefits

For participants surf therapy programmes are the highlight of their month and by "just being included" it is a pivotal moment for these individuals. Experiencing the exhilaration and freedom of movement when replacing their wheelchair for a surfboard and riding a wave for the first time.

Register as a Surfer

Register as a Volunteer

Sponsor a Surfer or Clinic


Volunteer your time and/or skills to help us continue to run Surf Therapy Programmes. We need Volunteers in the water and on the land as well as skill support such as - skills in graphic design, copywriting, social media, research methodology and more.



Join us on this journey as a volunteer or by making a donation of an amount that is meaningful to you... because of you we are able to change the lives of those who need it the most.




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Passionately committed to sharing the benefits of Surf Therapy with those that need it the most

Founder: Roxy Davis


Roxy is a registered psychological counsellor, South African Surfing Champion, International Surfing Association Coaches Course Facilitator, Roxy has been surfing and competing for the past 24 years and is a mother to two young boys that love the ocean.

Programme Manager: Fiona Sander

Fiona joined the team in Aug 2019 and is a lover of all things outdoors. She has joined the Roxy Davis Foundation with 20+years of operational experience in the non-profit sector. When not at her laptop she can be found learning to surf and SUP with her family.

Ant Smyth: Adaptive World Champion

Ant is a 2 x Adaptive World Surfing Champion and 2 x US Adaptive Open Champion. Ant is a proud supporter of the Roxy Davis Foundation and provides surfers with coaching and support to get to the next level of competition surfing.