We won’t be able to catch every wave in life, but if we don’t keep paddling and trying, we will never succeed! So keep on paddling, keep on going and all your hard work will pay off one day!
WHAT IS THE WAVEWISE ADULT SURF PROGRAMME?
The WAVEWISE Adult Surf Programme gives you the chance to learn a new way of dealing with personal challenges. It uses the experiential learning in surf sessions as life lessons. Through utilizing the metaphors the ocean provides, Wavewise helps you to become more calm, to be less frustrated and it gives you a tool to face lows and difficult times in a very practical way.
The ocean becomes healing – welcome to your first Surf Therapy session!
Explanation of WAVEWISE by a past adult participant:
“Today, I had an awesome time in the sea. Pana did set goals with me, and I was able to reach my goals. Wavewise did support my learing regarding surfing skills but offers more. Pana figured out what was my barrier, used a great tool to explain, and then, supported me to achieve my goals. As a result I feel a lot more confident and safe in the water, so that I can practice further. During our session I enjoyed being in the moment and having lots of fun. I feel stronger!
A wonderful personal experience, and at the same time I am knowing that a child will profit as well. Loved it, will book another session, Pana, thank you so much!” – Wavewise One on One participant
OUR MISSION: 1 ADULT SESSION = 1 YOUTH SESSION!
Wavewise’s aim is to support our youth in their personal development to become people with strong minds, good hearts and healthy souls!
To be able to provide and sustain this mission for our youth the same gets provided to you – your investment in yourself is an investment into one of our youth:
Every surf therapy session you take covers one surf therapy session for one of our young people!
For more info about the youth programme have a look here: WAVEWISE Youth Surf Programme!
Who Are WAVEWISE ADULT SESSIONS For?
Wavewise Adult Sessions are for adults of all ages and gender. There is no age limit and physical handicaps can be considered into the progressive learning curve with setting different goals for each individual.
The main purpose of the programme is to make you feel safe in the ocean and to feel the joy of surfing so you can return to it whenever needed. We will get you ready to use this great mental health tool independently after the programme. No matter if you surf flat on your belly or standing up and turning – as long as you are having fun, you are doing it right!
The programme’s small group ratio of max. 6 people on 1 instructor allows a personal and very supporting learning environment – for surf lessons and life lessons.
HOW ARE WAVEWISE SURF SESSIONS RUN?
Before your first Wavewise Surf Therapy Session you will receive a survey to fill out so that your instructor can adjust to your needs. It is totally up to you how much you want to share and all of the information will be handled with absolute confidentiality!
Every Wavewise session consists of the following parts:
– Input/Inspiration on a topic for the session
– Warm up
– Safety Talk/Reminder
– Surf Techniques
– Reflection/ Closing round on topic
One on One Sessions are handled more flexible, depending on what the participants brings but still consist of the same elements.
WHAT WILL I LEARN AT WAVEWISE?
Wavewise Surf Therapy Programmes are designed to give you some inspiration and input towards your personal challenges – applied to the ocean and the skill to surf, the lessons are learned in a very practical experiential way. Wavewise aims at getting you ready to hit the waves by yourself at the end of the programme so that you have a tool you can use any time you feel low, stressed or where you just need to remind yourself of the joy of life!
This is what you will learn in your Wavewise Sessions:
– Introduction to the Wavewise Mindset and its application
– Getting safe into the ocean – Overcoming fears
– Catching waves – Setting goals
– Take Off – Finding Balance
– Trimming the wave – Standing strong and navigate
– Priority rules + Handling your board in the line up – Keeping control
– Creation of waves and how they break – Dealing with frustration
– Understanding surf forecasts to learn where to surf independently – Being free
WHO IS RUNNING THE SURF SESSIONS?
All Adult Wavewise Sessions are led by Pana Leontiadu – a qualified surf instructor and social worker who has had many years of experience in both fields. She will be supported by an additional Surf Instructor if needed to navigate the different levels of your surfing ability. If you want to know more about Pana, the team and their qualifications – please have a read here: ABOUT.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND WHAT DO THEY INCLUDE?
A Wavewise Surf Therapy Session is designed to cover the costs of the adult programme and the youth programme. As Social Enterprise, there is no profit into personal pockets. All profit goes back into the social impact of our Social Enterprise.
One Wavewise Adult group session in our Weekender is worth $145 – the discounted price for 2 sessions during our Wavewise Weekenders is $245 – including the sponsorship for our youth (Each paid session sponsors one youth session).
Our Wavewise Session covers:
– Cover of one youth session
– Cover of usage for surf equipment
– Cover of fixed costs (insurances, gas, website fees…)
– Cover of surf instructor wages
HOW Does ONE OF MY SURF SESSIONS COVER ONE YOUTH SESSION?
Youth sessions are not covering any fixed costs or costs for equipment AND a certain amount of time is donated by the surf instructor towards the youth lessons – this is the only reason, why it is possible to cover one youth session through one adult session.
As you can see: Your session is essential to keep Wavewise going!
Chose one of the options for your WAVEWISE SESSIONS:
PLAN - PRICE
Learn the surf basics or improve your surf skills and learn and practice the Wavewise Mindset
Min. 3, max. 6 participants p. surf instructor
One on One Session
Take a private session just to yourself and work on your very specific needs
Private session to yourself
Catch Up Session
Catch Up regularly with us to keep your Surfing and Wavewise Mindset
Min. 3, max. 6 participants p. surf instructor
IF YOU WANT A SESSION ON A DATE THAT SUITS YOU BETTER:
Do you have a group of minimum 3 people with a personal request for a day that suits you?
Contact me and we will figure out a date that works for you!