Dusk Patrol – surf news & initiatives

In a perfect world, everyone who wanted to surf would have the chance to learn.

The Wahine Project is a nonprofit that was created to reach girls between the ages of 7 and 17, who would otherwise not have access to the resources or the opportunity to surf. Through education, outreach and travel, it aims to provide girls with opportunities that will give them a sense of social responsibility that surfing uniquely provides.

Girls participate in surf lessons, surf excursions, lectures and field trips, combined with physical conditioning, ocean safety and ocean recreation activities. Girls also learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition, build positive self-esteem through participation in sports, and develop a sense of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Wahine Project is a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Pacific Grove, Calif. It relies on the support of individuals and businesses. Needs include wetsuits and surfboards, as well as surf instructors and monetary donations. More info can be found at thewahineproject.org.