Nalu X The Wave Project’s New Adaptive Surf Centre

Adaptive Surfing with The Wave Project

New Sand Pebble Necklace launched to celebrate and support UK’s first adaptive surf centre.

The Wave Project Sand Pebble Necklace by Nalu Beads

We are over the moon to share our new Wave Project Sand Pebble Necklace with you, launching in time to celebrate the first official surfing centre specifically for people with disabilities. The centre in Croyde Bay, North Devon, is partnered with Surfing England, The Wave Project and Surf South West Surf School and will open on 21st April.

The new centre will offer a ‘centre of excellence’ for people with disabilities who want to try surfing or improve in the sport, providing highly trained coaches and the latest adaptive surfing equipment to enable people with all disabilities to take part in the sport.

The Wave Project - Adaptive Surfing

What is adaptive surfing?

Adaptive surfing (also referred to as para surfing) means that modifications can be made to the equipment, the environment, and possibly the people that will allow people with disabilities to engage in surfing with greater independence, comfort, and confidence. On the global agenda, adaptive surfing is currently being considered as a sport for the Paralympics.

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The Wave Project - Child surfing first time

What does The Wave Project do?

The Wave Project is a charity that uses evidence-based, award winning ‘Surf Therapy’ with voluntary 1:1 adult and peer mentors to help young people to improve their wellbeing. The programme is proven to help young people feel less anxious and more positive.

They take referrals from GPs, social workers, mental health nurses, schools etc. for young people with varying complex mental health challenges or physical disabilities.

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The Wave Project - Group with hands in the air celebrating

The launch event - You’re all invited!

Everyone is welcome, so please spread the word…

Come down anytime 9.45am - 2pm on Friday 21st April at Surf South West surf school in Croyde (use the postcode EX33 1NZ to find directions).

10.30am: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and presentation with a chance to mingle with a drink and snack afterwards.

12pm: Wetsuits on and heading into the water. Here, you’ll see the equipment and surf therapy in action. This is where the work of The Wave Project shines through, and you will truly appreciate how life-changing this hub will be for those who use it.

For any enquiries, please contact Ian Bennett:


The Wave Project Sand Pebble Necklace by Nalu Beads


Nalu Beads’ Wave Project Sand Pebble Necklace

Our Wave Project Sand Pebble Necklaces are made with clear glass with a few grains of sand from your chosen Wave Project beach location melted into them. It will then be strung on a dark blue silk cord in a choice of lengths.

We will be donating £5 from each sale to the Wave Project.

Choose your Wave Project location sand:
NORTH DEVON: Croyde or Westward Ho!
CORNWALL: Bude (Summerleaze), Polzeath, St Ives (Porthmeor) or Newquay (Fistral)
LONDON: The Witterings
BRIGHTON: Shoreham
TYNEMOUTH: Longsands

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