The Wave Project surf therapy charity is once again holding its Summer Surf Challenge
Surf Therapy charity, the Wave Project, hosted their Summer Surf Challenge earlier this month (Image: Ben Thompson)
The UK’s leading surf therapy charity welcomed people with disabilities from across the country to its Summer Surf Challenge 2021.
The Wave Project aims to improve the well-being and confidence of young people facing mental health problems or social exclusion, through over therapy.
The charity’s Summer Surf Challenge takes place annually in Cornwall and offers people with disabilities of all ages the opportunity to try surfing for free.
Professional surfers and former champions, including Russell Winter, and Ambassadors Hannah Harding, Tom Butler and Lucie Donlan have all attended the event.
During the first weekend of July, specially trained surf instructors and teams of volunteers worked closely with 50 people with disabilities, using dedicated adapted equipment to support participants as many surf their first waves towards shore. .
The free introductory surfing sessions – open to all ages – ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all participants received a medal.
Joe Taylor, CEO and Founder of The Wave Project, based in Newquay, Cornwall, said: “The Summer Surf Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for people with disabilities to access the proven and factual benefits of surfing that many people come to our projects for. appreciate.
“We are committed to providing these opportunities and we are focused on welcoming many more young people with disabilities to our sessions in the years to come. “
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