Small Group Surf Therapy 

Dive into self-love, sea-love, and surf sisterhood with
Groundswell Community Project’s surf therapy

Reopening soon!

What to expect in an 8-week Surf Therapy Session

Licensed Therapist

Each program is facilitated by a licensed trauma-informed therapist

Surf Instructor

Join a qualified Wavehuggers surf coach who will also provide all your gear

Intimate Groups

Our small group sizes make it easy to feel comfortable and connect more quickly

Deep Healing

Mindfulness, yoga, mental health, ocean conservation, self-love and group healing.


About Groundswell

“We are a sisterhood of intersectional womxn holding safe & brave space for individuals and communities to find their healing, power, and belonging in mother ocean’s waves. Our programs are rooted in somatic, trauma-informed, nature, and community therapy models to best support the holistic healing of womxn and their communities overcoming various forms of trauma and its mental health effects.”

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!

Surfsister Love


“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