International Surf Therapy Organization

Surf Project is a contributor of the International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO). 


Since 2018 Surf Project is a proud member of the International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO). ISTO is formed in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. We are a group of partner projects across the globe, who are all using the power of surfing to effect positive change in people’s lives. ISTO’s mantra is ‘TO GO FAST, GO ALONE. TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER.’

Surf Project is committed to working alongside ISTO by doing research and sharing best practice guidelines for others who are just beginning their surf therapy journey.

Evidence continues to grow that getting in the sea, having a surf and having fun with friends in the water makes a measurable difference to people’s mental health.

“ISTO provides a sense of belonging. It is a group of likeminded professionals that is willing to support each and every organisation within the surf therapy community.” Ben, founder Surfivor

Ben, founder Surfivor.