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Sometimes One Wave Is All It Takes

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One Wave

OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe: salt-water, surfing, good mates and Fluro Friday’s.

What’s Fluro Friday? This a morning when a supportive community connected by the ocean come together (wearing fluro) to provide a place where people feel safe talking about mental health issues. This combined with getting in the ocean and catching a wave, can give people hope – it is this hope that OneWave believes can change someone’s life.

One Wave 2

In July OneWave ran a great crowdfunding campaign on StartSomeGood, raising $55,000 to expand Fluro Friday to 20 regular beaches and helping 10,000 experiencing mental health issues.

Before the crowdfunding campaign there were 7 beaches doing regular Fluro Fridays. Now there are 17 beaches in three countries doing regular Fluro Friday’s.

The 17 locations are:

  • South Bondi, Sydney
  • Manly, Sydney
  • North Wollongong
  • North Avoca
  • Norah Heads
  • Merewether, Newcastle
  • Port Macquarie
  • Lennox Heads
  • Byron Bay
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Alex Heads
  • Scarborough Beach/Mettams Beach, WA
  • Mount Maunganui, NZ
  • Takapuna, NZ
  • Dunedin, NZ
  • Venice Beach, Los Angeles
  • Cardiff Beach, San Diego

Here’s a collection of photos from the first North Wollongong gathering:

One Wave Wollongong

Looks like fun right? If you’re near any of these beaches get down and be part of Fluro Friday. If you’re not consider starting your own Fluro Friday at a new location. Click here to express interest.

Connect with OneWave on Facebook, Instagram or on their website.

Author: StartSomeGood

StartSomeGood is the crowdfunding platform for social enterprise, non-profits and community groups. We've funded projects in 35 countries and have one of the best success rates in crowdfunding.

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