Small Group Surf Therapy

Dive into Self-Love, Sea-Love, and Surf Sisterhood with Groundswell Community Project

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Why Groundswell Surf Therapy?

  • Led by Licensed Therapists & Surf Instructors

    You’ll be in good hands with highly trained professionals. Each program is facilitated and supervised by a licensed trauma-informed therapist, as well as a qualified surf coach.
  • 8 Week Programs

    Participants meet once a week for 8 weeks. Each session lasts 1.5 hours.
  • Small Groups

    Build community and meet new SurfSisters! Each program includes 6-8 participants, with a 1:1 ratio of trained trauma informed volunteer surfers to surf therapy participants.
  • Healing through Sea Love

    Participants engage in mindfulness, yoga, mental health awareness, ocean conservation, self-love and community healing. You’ll be surprised by the power of transformation with Mother Ocean!

"I've been in therapy for 6 years for PTSD, and In 8 weeks of Surf Therapy, I made massive breakthroughs I never thought possible. My self-confidence has improved and my symptoms have decreased allowing me to hold a job and support myself again. It's brilliant combining all these elements: nature, physical movement, community, and joy. I never thought I could experience so much joy while healing so much pain. The therapists and Mother Ocean are quite a team!"

-Groundswell Surfsister Participant & Scholarship Recipient

Upcoming Program Dates

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  • Ocean Beach, SD

    Thursdays | 6pm -7:30pm | 6/10-8/5 Mondays | 6pm -7:30pm | 7/12-8/30
  • Encinitas

    Wednesdays | 6pm -7:30pm | 6/9-8/4 Tuesdays | 9:30am-11am | 7/13-8/31 Tuesdays | 6pm-7:30pm | 7/13-8/31
  • Huntington Beach Pier

    Mondays | 9:30am -11am | 6/7-8/2 Wednesdays | 9:30am -11am | 7/14-9/1
  • Santa Monica

    Wednesdays | 9:30am -11am | 6/9-8/4 Tuesdays | 9:30am-11am | 7/13-8/31

Surf Therapy Pricing & Programs

Private & Corporate Events

Looking for a way to bring the healing power of mother ocean to your next event? In addition to our scheduled programs, we also offer surf therapy experiences for private groups! Whether you're looking for just a single day, a weekend program, or help organizing a corporate wellness event, we're here to help! Contact us using the form below. We can't wait to be in touch!

About Groundswell Community Project

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Groundswell Community Project is a research based surf therapy non-profit organization that has built and provided a safe and resilient community for those on their healing journey. Groundswell offers surf therapy programs for women overcoming various forms of trauma. Originally started in San Diego, California, they now have branches that extend across the globe! They hold a brave and safe space for all womxn to find their unique healing, community and power in the waves of Mother Ocean. .

As experts at surf instruction, Wavehuggers is proud to join Groundswell as a partner, providing surfboards & wetsuits, surf instruction, ocean safety training, and coordinating staff and volunteers for Groundswell's programs in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles!