What is Paddle Out LOUD?
Paddle Out Loud is a fancy-dress, charity paddle event to raise awareness of people struggling with their mental health and to raise money for surf therapy charity, The Wave Project.
About The Wave Project
If you haven’t heard of The Wave Project, let us tell you a little bit about the amazing work they do. The Wave Project is an innovative charity who offer one to one FREE surfing therapy sessions, for young people at risk. The Wave Project sessions help young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing! Their award-winning surf courses are proven to help clients feel calmer, more motivated and better about their future.
Find out more on the Wave Project website.
Read Leon’s story…
Leon has been diagnosed with ASD (Autism) and ADHD.
“Leon’s behaviour can be challenging. He can be aggressive in social situations and wasn’t socialising. He had a low perception of what he liked to do. When he started The Wave Project everything took a turn.”
“He was at first wary of the other children but he has now made some friends. All the support from surf mentors; they are so smiley and encouraging…… it has boosted his confidence no end. After he gets out of the water he says “I feel so much better now. I can think straight”.
“Leon’s aim this year is to stand up on a board. It’s good to see him challenging himself. It’s nice to see how things will be better in the future”.