WE ESTABLISH HOPE IN THE LIVES OF VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES – ONE WAVE AT A TIME
Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to provide free surf therapy, wellness coaching, yoga, and community to Veterans struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, transition issues, and other mental health issues. We believe that all Veterans deserve the right to live lives to their fullest potential.
Our 12-week program is designed to challenge Veterans to grow and heal by pairing the experiential activities of surf and yoga with psycho-education. Our program creates the optimum environment for maximum retention of resiliency, positive psychology, and mindfulness.
Our surf program works in tandem with our wellness program to enhance physical mobility and mental health.
wellness + YOGA
Veterans will attend yoga and wellness sessions during the 12-week program to work through 12 modules built around the concepts of resiliency, positive psychology, and mindfulness.
Our sustainable and organic community serves as a support system and network for Veterans as they navigate through life’s ups and downs.
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Enhanced mindfulness means being able to stay present in the moments by experiencing the here and now with all of your senses. Mindfulness leads to a reduction in anxiety, stress, and rumination.
The experiential activity of surfing requires our Veterans to stay present in the moments actually causing the brain to be more malleable and receptive to new information and views.
Surfing and yoga are for everyone- young or old! Surfing and yoga enhance physical and mental strength by increasing muscle mass, mobility, and stamina.
Veterans experience a supportive, accepting, and organic community that they themselves help to create and foster by showing up for themselves and one another. Together we can Share the Stoke!
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I came through the program without many expectations. I could not be happier that I pushed myself to try something new and get over my discomfort. The personal growth I have had during and since completing the 12-week program is immeasurable. I can honestly say that I am not the same, and hopefully never will be again. I was stuck in endless cycles of anxiety and depression and my coping behaviors were entirely unhealthy. Since then, I have incorporated so many new practices and tools in coping with anxiety and depression that I never knew were so accessible. Warrior Surf taught me the importance of pushing myself, accountability with others and again with myself, and the value of being present in the moment. One of the biggest things I gained through this experience was community. I didn’t even realize that one of the biggest things from the military I was missing was camaraderie, and that is something I have regained with Warrior Surf.