GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES SUPPORTED
Through adventure & water sports, locals develop a special relationship with the sea applying conservation activities in their daily lives.
Through surfing, locals build confidence, stay healthy and foster meaningful relationships while enjoying the coast.
Volunteers contribute to community service activities while enjoying doing what they love: surfing!
WAVES helps coastal communities create educational opportunities for youth using their natural environment.
WAVES believes sustainability contains 4 aspects: ecological, social, political, and economic.
WAVES International is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity that oversees the brand, recruiting and selection of travelers/volunteers.
WAVES was born on the beaches of northern Peru in late 2004. Since then, we’ve successfully set up a local team to host and run our main surf volunteer trip.
Though there are no waves for surfing in Switzerland, WAVES has a chapter hosting local events to fund raise and spread awareness.