"This is my weekly moment of joy!"
-Groundswell Community Project participant 2016
To be a creative community that allows women to embrace healing and empowerment through bold and beautiful engagement with each other, the outdoors, and the arts.
Women who are overcoming abuse, trauma, addiction, trafficking, self doubt, depression, anxiety, and displacement. Women find us through their community centers, homeless shelters, addiction recovery homes, therapist referrals, eating disorder clinics, refugee services, and loving friends that want to see them shine their true beauty and strength into the world.
We envision a world that....
-builds an empowered multi-cultural, multi-generational community of women
-creates safe spaces for self expression, exploration, and healing for self and the community
-makes the healing potential of the ocean accessible to all
-does all things with mother natures preservation first in mind
foster expressive and inclusive group experiences that utilize the gifts of the sea to HEAL WOUNDS, BRIDGE DIVIDES, & EMPOWER the FULLEST EXPRESSION OF SELF so we can live as a united sustainable community that share and save the sea we love.
Be the Groundswell
100% of monetary donations go to run the local and global therapeutic surf programs that heal, empower, and unite women in the waves. Make an ongoing monthly donation or single donation. $50 gives a wetsuit, $150 a surf board, $500 a surf therapy scholarship for a woman in need! Every dollar is a wave of love and support for women in the waves!
Donate surf Gear to empower women in the waves
Support women and the waves locally and globally! Aside from monetary donations we also rely 100% on gear donations to help make our programs run. Donate your old surf gear to be up-cycled and kept out of landfills and polluting our beloved Mother Ocean and see how it can heal, empower, and unite women in the waves!
soft top surfboards
surf board racks
womens' 3.2, 4.3, 5mm and spring wet suits
In The News
"Sharing the Passion of Surfing From CA to Cuba" -Slyde Handplanes Blog
"Groundswell Community Project: How Surfing is Helping Survivors of Horrific Sexual Trauma" -Mpora Outdoors Magazine
"Groundswell Community Project Surf and Service Trips"- Kalea Surf Spa
"No Plastic November" -Simply Straws
"Groundswell Community Project Empowers Women in the Waves" - The Peninsula Beacon Newspaper
"Plastic Free For the Sea" -Diva Cup
Science and personal testimonies on how surfing and ocean integration is so much more than a sport but a path to healing, empowering, and community building
Treating PTSD with Surf Therapy Moore, M. (2016). Treating PTSD with Surf Therapy. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2016
Surf Therapy and Being in the Ocean can Eliviate PTSD by Christopher Bergland, author of The Athelete's Way. in Psychology Today
How Surfing can Cure Depression by Molly Shea, New York Post, 2016
Interested in diving deeper into Surf Therapy? Join us for our Surf Therapy for Trauma Recovery Training
May 4th, San Diego