Social Surfing with Kind Surf | I Love Surfing
Social Surfing is formed from the believe that surfing in nature, brings cultural, personal and social benefits. Kind Surf provides happiness to the most disadvantaged kids in an altruistic way through surfing. Look them up to see what they’re about. Be inspired and watch this video.
Social Surfing Workshops
Surf workshops are planned in combination with other activities led by Kind Surf members. With the support of local surf schools and associations Kind Surf brings happiness to children by learning them to surf, teaching them about the environment, creative and artistic expression and beach cleaning.
Kind Surf may have started in Spain, but has events in other countries as well. With the help of volunteers and local surfing communities they bring happiness through surfing. Would you like to volunteer at Kind Surf? Just click here.
The team around Kind Surf consists of (surfing) professionals and ambassadors. Kind Surf, founded by international model, eco-activist, and OCEANA Ambassador Almudena Fernandez, has ambassadors like Aritz Aranburu.
The Science behind it
Surfing brings happiness we all know that. It relieves stress and stimulates creativity. But why? Why are we happy near the water and become zen almost instantly when we touch it? We might have the answer now for scientists are able to delve into the depths of the human brain in recent studies. This allows us to further expand what we know about human emotions, perception, health, healing, and our relationship with the water.
Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols explains:
We have a blue mind that is a mildly meditative state. Characterised by calm, unity, peacefulness, and a sense of general happiness with life in the moment. As a result water triggers this blue mind.
We all have a blue mind because it is perfectly tailored to make us happy in all sorts of ways that go beyond relaxing in the surf, listening to a stream of water, or floating in a pool.