Say g’day to the surf program helping ex-veterans find happiness in and out of the water
We love nothing more than championing the amazing work of our friends and those organisations we hold close to our hearts, so when we heard about Surfing Australia’s wonderful partnership with Soldier On, we had to share their work.
The Surf Therapy Program is not only a joint venture between both organisations but focuses on the physical and mental health of contemporary veterans. Through a series of intermediate surf camps at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in NSW and a program of surf lessons for beginners – the program aims to use physical exercise and sports recovery to improve mental health.
We spoke to veteran and surfer, Dan Johnson, about the benefits of the Surf Therapy Program and why there’s simply nothing better than catching a wave.