A movement of river surfers, filmmakers and conservationists


Inspire waterway conservation through active pursuits.

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How is First Waves impacting our community?

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First Waves is an initiative teaching teens facing adversity ages 15 to 18 to surf and standup paddleboard on local waterways, while simultaneously providing a hands-on education about film-making and waterway conservation.  The ambition of the program is to inspire a passion for conservation through the exhilaration and joy of catching their first waves.

“This project supported in part by the Hive Fund for Connected Learning at The Sprout Fund.”