About the project


OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health challenges with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. What started in Bondi Beach in Australia in 2013 has now spread to more than 100 beaches in over 20 countries, through Onewave's Fluro Friday events. This has given 10,000+ people the chance to openly talk about mental health and experience how good it feels to get in the ocean and catch a wave.


Suicide is the biggest killer of young people. More young people are taking their own lives than dying in car accidents and the numbers are going up. 

We need your help, because together we can save more lives. 


Surfing has been proven to help people facing mental health challenges. Research studies have shown that surfers experience less anxiety and depression than the average population (Levin, 2009), and surfing enhances mental health capacities of elite athletes (Hardcastle et al. 2015). In addition, surfing interventions have been found to increase body image, self-compassion, and self-esteem, and decrease depression and alienation (Rosenberg et al. 2014), and provide a sense of respite from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD: Caddick, Smith, and Phoenix, 2014).


OneWave is a non-profit surf community and donations to OneWave are tax deductible under the auspices of the Australian Sports Foundation. ​Australian Sports Foundation transfer the donations made here to OneWave. 100% of the proceeds from donations go toward projects and operational running costs of 'OneWave' to tackle mental health issues with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

Whether it is a $10, $20 or $100 donation every little bit counts and together we can help give more people the chance to turn their life around.

Here is some of the key things your donations will help fund:

  • $75 provides a free surf lesson for someone going through a funk
  • $250 provides a new foamy surfboard to be used by the OneWave community at Fluro Friday's who don't own a board
  • $500 provides one Free the Funk School Experience which will directly impact 500+ students
  • $1000 helps us set up a new Fluro Friday community. This covers a board, wetsuit, training and fluro gear.

Thank you for being part of the OneWave community and your awesome support!

  • phil Corcoran

    We love what you are doing and hope me chopping off my dead locks help spread the word off what you are about.

  • Jonno Durrant

    This donation is on behalf of my mum Sue Ainger who ask for a donation to a good cause for her birthday. Happy Birthday Mummo!

  • Philip Corcoran

    Love what you are doing.

  • Keala Kennelly

    A Rare donation, on behalf of Keala Kennelly and Mariah White!

  • Sharon Poling

    In memorial for Ida McCumber mother of Mark McCumber and Grandmother of Tyler McCumber friends of the PGA TOUR.

  • Lauren Little

    Massive shoutout to The Dreggs for bringing awareness to this amazing organisation 💞

  • Cooper Edwards

    I love what this organisation is doing for the public

  • Julian Grant

    We are really proud to have teamed up with One Wave for our surf nights screenings at Barefoot Cinema. Thanks to the generous donations of our wonderful guests, we've been able to raise $896.55 which is a great effort. We topped it up to $1,000 for good measure! One Wave, keep up the great work and we look forward to working with you again this summer! Julian from Barefoot Cinema

  • Jessica Boynton

    We loved participating in Fluro Friday this Year! Love the organization and the message. Keep at it!

  • Margaret OConnor

    Let's do what ever we can so anyone with mental health issues feels accepted, celebrated and supported by all.

  • Brett Osbourne

    Hi. On behalf of the family, I would like to donate this money in memory of our dear friend, Lee Mcardle. Lee sadly passed away in February. We came together in support to raise money and awareness for people in need and who need help most. On behalf of his family, his friends and myself, we chose to contribute part of the fundraiser to your charity so that people can continue to get the help and support that they deserve. We sincerely hope this helps. Kind regards, The Mcardle family & freinds

  • Christie Lockyer

    Love what you guys do! Keep up the awesome work!

  • Geoff Bills

    This is real.

  • Matt Simeon

    From Pillans Point School Fluro Friday Mufti Day Dress Up... Thanks Uncle Granty for coming to our school. Love Zac, Ella and Olivia

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