The Surf Project is a Dutch non-profit organisation, which provides structured surfing lessons for children with Down syndrome, ASD and ADHD. In this video, we introduce the Surf Project and give a short overview of the setup and key aspects of the program.
The Surf Project is run by a large group of enthusiastic, trained volunteers. Each child is guided by a personal mentor. Children, parents and volunteers create a positive atmosphere together. Everyone involved greatly enjoys the experience.
Our research shows that the surfing lessons have a positive impact on the children's quality of life. Specifically, children increase in their psychological well-being, social-emotional functioning, and they even feel better at school.
For more information about the Surf Project, see www.surfproject.nl.
Video made by Merijn Yestra. See more on www.merijnyestra.com.
Merijn Yestra (videographer), Suzanne van den Broek (voice-over), Hanneke van Ewijk (author)
Get a glimpse of the joy and self confidence that surfing brings out in children with developmental difficulties. Also learn more about the Surf Project, the non-profit organisation that offers surfing lessons for children with Down syndrome, autism and ADHD at different places along the Dutch coastline.