Genesis Wave of Hope surfers are back at it.
Following all government guidelines and in partnership with Surfing South Africa and Ugu Surfriders the young surfers were recently able to get back in the ocean and train again.
“We are grateful for the support from these organisations as well as individuals who helped us get back into the water safely,” Genesis said in a statement.
“Screening, masks, made by our very own Genesis skills team, and social distancing are all part of our new routine before hitting the water. Thank you all for your love from all over the world!
“With Covid-19 restrictions, we are only able to take a few surfers at a time, so we are always looking for more funding and support to pay for the extra transport, staff, and lunch costs. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to get involved.”
In the weeks and months out of the water due to lockdown restrictions, the Genesis Wave of Hope surfers were looked after by coach Philani Sikobi and SafePlace, with the latter team focusing on meeting immediate needs with a holistic and future-minded approach.
Watch the video above to see how they have been able to assist kids in the programme during the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more information and to support the cause, visit www.safeplace.co.za/waveofhope.