Help us grow to 52 children!

Join the Surfpop Tribe as donor or volunteer to give 16 more children the opportunity to join Surfpop! In the last weeks we have already welcomed 6 new children into the Surfpop family, but we would like to give an additional 16 girls and boys from the poor communities of Masiphumelele and Ocean View that opportunity. They have been on our waiting list for a long time, so we cannot wait to welcome them and grow our family to 52 children, of whom half are girls!


All 52 children, referred by foster care, social workers and schools, will join Surfpop five days a week after school. Twice a week we take the children surfing, introducing them to the beauty and the healing power of the ocean. The other days we improve the children’s school performance and promote their dreams and skills for the future through after-school education, vocational training and life coaching. Each day the children receive a nutritious meal. Our vision is long-term. Through our program we help each child access better future opportunities, such as a bursary to attend a good-quality school or college or an internship or job at Surfpop or a company within our network. Our first graduates obtained such opportunities and are true role models for the other Surfpop children, showing them that anything is possible!

Ready for growth

Over the last years, we have worked hard to get to this point and we feel 100% ready to grow. We have learned from our impact assessments that show the positive impact of our program on the well-being, resilience and school performance of the children, to name some of the key outcomes. In the words of our beneficiaries and their caregivers: “Surfpop teaches us to be courageous in the ocean and in our dreams for the future” and “now my child knows that her dreams can come true so she keeps on dreaming.” In addition to that we have trained a strong qualified local team, who are excited and ready to welcome the new children into the program. 

Join us as tribe member

Join the Surfpop Tribe and help us give these 16 children the support that they need. To welcome one child into the Surfpop family, we only need nine Tribe members who donate €10 per month. Join our growing family: become a Surfpop Tribe member! Can you get 8 of your tribe members to join you in supporting one Surfpop child? Head over to our donate page to join the tribe and maybe even start a fundraiser yourself!

Or as a volunteer!

More children also means that we need more helping hands in the surf and in the class to assist our local team. Would you be keen to support Surfpop a volunteer? If you book for August, when the waves are at their best, you will get a 15% discount! Head over to the volunteer page or contact us directly!