Tue 23rd January 2018 at 18.00 - 20.30
Sam Christopherson of Coast to Coast Surf School based in Dunbar will be speaking to us on his work with The Wave Project
The Wave Project was set up in 2004 and aims to help vulnerable and isolated young people through surfing and being in the sea. It provides effective one to one support for surfing in a group setting and combines this with an ethos of acceptance, fun and positive identity. In this way, the Wave Project aims to reduce anxiety and boost core life skills and wellbeing, ultimately, improving life chances and social engagement. Over the last 5 years, the Wave Project has directly reached over 500 vulnerable young people aged 8-21 who faced mental health issues, isolation and social exclusion.
Coast to Coast Surf School in Dunbar is very much part of the Wave Project. Sam Chistopherson and his family have competed for Scotland in surfing events to World Contest level.