Inspiring a global response that Eliminates the barriers preventing a diversity of girls from a personal relation with the ocean and with one another.
Communities in which surfing has changed the lives of girls who use use skills learned in the ocean to overcome everyday challenges, inspired to achieve their fullest healthiest life.
The Wahine Project is an organization that was created in an effort to reach young girls who would otherwise not have access to the resources that would allow them to surf. Whether geographical, financial or lack of opportunity, The Wahine Project seeks to break down the barriers that prevent the participation of young girls in the sport of surfing and provide them the opportunity to not only become proficient surfers but as a result of surfing, increase their awareness to their global citizenship. Through education, outreach and travel young girls will be provided opportunities that will give them a sense of social responsibility that surfing uniquely provides.
The Wahine Project is an educational program for girls between the ages of 7 and 17. The girls are exposed to a carefully planned schedule of surf lesson, surf excursions, lectures and field trips, balanced with physical conditioning and ocean recreation activities.
The purpose of The Wahine Project is to:
Allow access to girls in the sport of surfing who would otherwise not have the opportunity.
Focus on ocean safety and ocean recreation.
Provide education on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle thru exercise and good nutrition.
Promote positive self esteem thru the participation of sports
Develop a sense of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.