On our journey with the Nature of Surf Women project, we have encountered people and organizations doing amazing work in education, engagement, and empowerment of women, children, and nature. We are proud to support the following organizations:
The project Nature of Surf Women and the Centro Acuático Nosara (CAN Swim) are joining forces to bring swim education and create a culture of aquatic education to the greater Nosara community. Nature of Surf Women is donating a percentage of their sales to the ‘Learn to Swim Program.’ This program aims to provide students from all Nosara public schools free swim lessons as well as water safety survival, and rescue skills.
The Mission of CAN Swim is to create a culture of aquatic knowledge and recreation for everyone who resides in Nosara, regardless of race or income level. Nosara is a small surf town, located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the conditions are not ideal to learn to swim in the ocean or to even enter the ocean without basic swimming knowledge. Nosara town does not have facilities to provide adequate basic swim lifesaving skills. This is why creating the “Learn to Swim Program” is so important for our community.
Natalie Small, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Non-Profit Groundswell Community Project, took her training and profession in using the arts for trauma recovery to the waves creating a Surf Therapy curriculum to build self love, sea love, and surfsisterhood for women overcoming trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and self doubt.
Groundswell Community project is based in San Diego and is growing to provide Surf therapy for Trauma Recovery trainings and community programs for surfsisters in OC, LA, SF, Peru, Cuba."