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International Surf Therapy Organization

International Surf Therapy Organization


About Us

We are an international community of surf therapy practitioners & researchers collaborating to advance the use of surf therapy globally as an evidence-based health intervention. Our Contributors from around the world use surf therapy, a method of intervention that combines surf instruction/surfing with structured individual/group activities to promote psychological, physical, and psychosocial wellbeing prioritizing vulnerable populations, marginalized communities and developing regions.

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  • Surf Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Wellness
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • NatureRx


Circling up on the beach after our workshop November 2019
Iconic South Bay Lifeguard Tower Invasion November 2019
CEO Speaking at the first-ever symposium dedicated to surf therapy hosted by ISTO
Leading researchers and clinicians in surf therapy
South Bay Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi is a guest speaker at the ISTO surf therapy symposium
Women pioneers in the surf therapy sector
Pro-Surfers joined a panel at the ISTO Symposium November 2019
Keynote Speakers world renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang & NY best selling author of Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols at the ISTO Symposium November 2019

Rep/Contact Info

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Kris Primacio

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