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Our Mission

Understand the culture and community needs. Focus on personal youth development. Give safe spaces for the development of personality. Offer tools and resources to contribute to Improve Life Quality. Assure the continuous development of the community, taking care of health and the environment.

Share the stoke, Support WAVES

Help us to create life-enriching experiences in coastal communities through Educational Surf programs. Your donations help support the team and this infrastructure for giving back.

The Impact Surf Travel MOVEMENT

We connect the dots between volunteering, traveling to surf, community-based tourism and grassroots initiatives.

We work through these programs

Surf Program

The community surf classes will aim to give local children a holistic knowledge base.

Skate Program

The skate program seeks to develop children’s skills out of the water as well.

Art Program

We seek to promote in children the ability to observe, express and value themselves through art therapies.

English Program

It is important to provide tools for interaction with tourism.

How you can get involved, in and outside of the water


Your involvement will vary based on the skills and experience you bring to Lobitos. Commonly, travelers contribute to one or more of WAVES’ ongoing education programs in the following areas:

English Language Teaching, Environmental Education, Surf & Swim Classes, Social Entrepreneurship, and Community Outreach.


Projects will vary based on your skills and interests and the needs in the community at the time of your visit. Past volunteer projects have included: community beach clean ups, construction of a skate ramp, a skate competition, music classes, participatory documentary film-making and photography, design and construction of a surf shack, environmental curriculum development, educational movie nights and a recycling art project.

Programme Report 2021

We leave our report of the impact that has been achieved in 2021.

Ready to jump on board?

Join us in Lobitos, Peru

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