Waves of Wellness

Surf therapy at its best


We are Waves of Wellness

Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation is a mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose, innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.

We believe dealing with mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering, and doing fine.

I had such a wonderful time with the Surfing Experience and it was a truly transformative experience. It was empowering to talk about sensitive and vulnerable issues surrounding mental health. Sharing is not easy for me and I felt very safe and respected in our group. I began to see implicit stigma in my daily life and in my own thought patterns.
— Clemence, 23 – WOW program volunteer

Our programs


We operate a range of mental health and wellbeing programs across our three waves of support. 




Whether it’s wellness programs, or mental health support programs, our evidence-based surf therapy programs are leading the way.



Time to get serious about wellness at work? We deliver a range of options when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.



Our primary education program aims to change the way kids learn about mental health, providing practical tools to cope and stay well.

I feel like the program has shown me I shouldn’t be scared, or let my fear get in the way of trying new things. I shouldn’t be afraid of going out and having a surf or going out and meeting people. It has definitely changed me, I’ve been feeling a lot better since the start of the program.
— Justin, 20 – WOW program participant

Get Involved


Do you love what you’re seeing? Are you passionate about mental health and surf therapy? Do you want to get more involved with WOW? There are so many ways you can get involved and show your support.


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