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OneWave is all it takes

For all the surfers, sufferers and survivors, we are a non-profit
surf community raising awareness for mental health.

Events

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Kihei, (The Cove), MAUI
8am
Wellfleet Beach, MA
South Beach, Miami
Gerupuk, Lombok
Canggu, Bali
Where
else?
Kihei, (The Cove), MAUI
8am
Wellfleet Beach, MA
South Beach, Miami
Gerupuk, Lombok
Canggu, Bali
Where
else?

Beach

Kihei, (The Cove), MAUI
Kihei, HI
8am
Wellfleet Beach, MA
Wellfleet

South Beach, Miami
South Beach, Miami

Gerupuk, Lombok
Gerupuk, Lombok

Canggu, Bali
Canggu, Bali

Ocean Beach, San Francisco
San Francisco

La Jola Shores, San Diego
San Diego
8 am
Ventura Beach, California
Ventura Beach, California

Carmel By the Sea
Carmel By the Sea, California

Venice, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States

If you can’t find your location, we would LOVE you to start a Fluro Friday in your part of the World.

Contact: grant@onewaveisallittakes.com to organise a Sunrise Session & help raise awareness for Mental Health.

Beach City Date Contact
Kihei, (The Cove), MAUI Kihei, HI 8am
Wellfleet Beach, MA Wellfleet
South Beach, Miami South Beach, Miami
Gerupuk, Lombok Gerupuk, Lombok
Canggu, Bali Canggu, Bali
Ocean Beach, San Francisco San Francisco
La Jola Shores, San Diego San Diego 8 am
Ventura Beach, California Ventura Beach, California
Carmel By the Sea Carmel By the Sea, California
Venice, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, United States
Sentinel Bay, Herne Bay Sentinel Bay, Herne Bay, Auckland
Muriwai Beach, Auckalnd Auckalnd
Mount Maunganui, main beach Mount Maunganui
Takapuna, Auckland Auckland, New Zealand
The Bluff, Devenport The Bluff, Devenport
Sorrento, Victoria Sorrento, Victoria
Point Lonsdale Point Lonsdale, Victoria
Lorne, Victoria Lorne
Sawtell Sawtell
Caves Beach Swansea
Wanda Beach, Cronulla Cronulla 6.30am
Henley Beach, Adelaide Adelaide
Smiths Beach, Phillip Island Phillip Island
Lorne, Victoria Victoria 18th March - 3rd birthday
Ocean Grove, Victoria Victoria 18th March - 3rd birthday 4.30pm Sam
Back Beach, Geraldton Geraldton 18th March - 3rd birthday
Trigg Point, Perth Perth 18th March - 3rd birthday Sarah Yani
First Point Noosa Noosa
Coolum Beach Sunshine Coast 18th March - 3rd birthday
Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast  Sunshine Coast 18th March - 3rd birthday
Snapper Rocks Snapper Rocks 18th March - 3rd birthday
Mollymook Beach Mollymook
Wategoes, Byron Bay Byron Bay 18th March - 3rd birthday Kate Nelson
Coffs Harbour 18th March - 3rd birthday Amy
Caves Beach, Newcastle Newcastle 18th March - 3rd birthday
Soldiers Beach, Norah Heads Norah Heads 18th March - 3rd birthday
Avoca Beach Avoca 18th March - 3rd birthday Lauren Lewis
North Wollongong Beach Woolongong 18th March - 3rd birthday 6.30am
Maroubra Beach Sydney 18th March - 3rd birthday
Avalon Beach Sydney 18th March 3rd Birthday 6.30am Raine
Alex Heads Every Friday 6.30am Kayla Brereton/Drew Neiht
Perth Scarborough/Trigg Beach Every Friday 6.30am
Lennox Heads Every Friday 6.30am
Bondi Sydney Every Friday 6.30am Joel Pilgrim 0402 933 481
Manly Sydney Every Friday 6.30am Mariah Jakosky 0450 403 577
Snapper Rocks Gold Coast Every Friday 6.30am Qld Time Grace Styman-lane 0404 441 957
Merewether Newcastle First Friday of every Month 6.30am

If you can’t find your location, we would LOVE you to start a Fluro Friday in your part of the World.

Contact grant@onewaveisallittakes.com to organise a Sunrise Session & help raise awareness for Mental Health.

What's this all about?

OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling funks like depression, anxiety and bipolar with a simple recipe; salt-water, surfing, good mates and Fluro Fridays.

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OneWave Team

Grant Trebilco

OneWave Founder

After 10 years of battling with mental health issues, without seeking treatment Grant was hospitalized in 2012 and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The ocean and surfing was Grant’s saviour in tough times when he was released from hospital. He discovered that onewave is all it takes. After hiding mental health issues for years, he decided enough was enough, it’s time to start talking and sharing his experience to try and help others. “Maybe if I share the simple recipe of saltwater, surfing and talking about mental health I can prevent people from ever feeling the way I did”. So one Friday morning he decided to dress up in a shirt and tie and go surfing solo at Bondi to try and spark conversations about mental health. That was the first OneWave Board Meeting and 4 Board Meetings later Fluro Friday’s were born, which have now taken place at over 50 beaches Worldwide.

Sam Schumacher

OneWave Co-founder

Sam is not your typical surfing instructor in fact he has graduated as an aero-space engineer, however this was overpowered by the pull of helping other people enjoy the ocean and surf board riding. Sam and Grant became mates over a shared love of surfing and giving people in a funk the chance to experience how good it feels to catch a wave. Sam and Grant have been working on OneWave together since it was founded in February 2013.

Joel Pilgrim

OneWave Surfing Experience Manager

Joel Graduated as an occupational therapist specialising in Mental Health. He first heard about OneWave through a friend in the second week of its existence. After Joel first heard about Grant going surfing solo in a suit, he had to join. In week 2, he donned a tux and headed down to meet Grant, combining 3 life passions, surfing, mental health, and dressing up. Since then Joel has launched the OneWave Surfing Experience, a program which gives mental health clients the opportunity to learn how to surf and turn their life around.

OneWave lets people know they are not alone and encourages them to get in the ocean, surf it out and talk about it.
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It doesn't matter whether you're riding a wave for the first time or the hundredth time…you never forget the feeling of being on a wave, letting everything go and enjoying the moment. OneWave is all it takes... To free the funk. To give you hope.

OneWave holds weekly Fluro Friday sunrise sessions up and down the coast to raise awareness for mental health. We dress up in the brightest outfits possible and surf/swim/do yoga. Fluro makes people smile and it gets people asking important questions, which are normally avoided about mental health. Everyone is welcome and it is a free event.

Fluro Friday are started by everyday people in your community. We would LOVE to see the stigma reduced in your local community. Find your favourite beach and start your own.
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OneWave Surfing Experience

The OneWave Surfing Experience gives mental health clients the opportunity to learn how to surf and turn their life around:

  • 12-week surfing program for people experiencing mental health issues
  • Established in partnership with mental health organisations in local area
  • Group participants are sourced from local mental health services
  • Mentoring opportunities available for past participants
  • Primary focus of this program is to combine physical health and clinical life skills, in a neutral, non-intrusive natural environment. This in turn, aims to improve social engagement and quality of life of mental health clients.
  • This program will encourage and assist participants in sharing lived experience, in a shift towards reducing the stereotypes and stigma surrounding mental
  • Specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is incorporated into the weekly schedule, with a variety of clinical topics discussed over the duration of the program.
  • This program aims to address the following areas:
  • 1. Participation in physical activity
  • 2. Social engagement and interaction
  • 3. Mastery of a new life skill
  • 4. Education of surf safety and survival skills
  • 5. Self confidence and self-esteem skills
  • 6. De-stigmatisation of mental health issues
  • 7. Functional recovery

For more information or to enquire about referring, contact OneWave Surfing Experience Manager Joel Pilgrim – Joel@onewaveisallittakes.com


Corporate Surf Experience


Discussions around mental health and wellbeing are few and far between in the workplace. The OneWave Corporate Program will help start much needed conversations in your workplace about mental health, by sharing a love of the ocean, surfing, mental health lived experience and mindfulness exercises.

By creating a culture of wellness, this will in turn encourage and foster productivity, while attracting and retaining staff with greater return of investment (ROI).

Programs are custom designed according to the organisation, and their company goals and vision.


Corporate Option 1


Half day Corporate Surfing Experience at the beach with mental health discussions, learn to surf and mindfulness activities.

Location: Bondi Beach

Example format of sessions:

- Duration – 4 hours

- Presentation from OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – ‘The OneWave Story’

- Sharing of mental health lived experience

- Discussion from Mental Health Occupational Therapist – Joel Pilgrim

- Learn to surf lesson with accredited surfing organisation

- Yoga class and meditation session from qualified yoga teacher

Optional areas addressed include:

- Team building activities

- Group discussions

- Mindfulness and relaxation activities


Workplace Option 2


The OneWave Experience on-site - 2 hour In-office session with mental health discussions and mindfulness activities.


Location: Your companies office

Example format of sessions:

- Duration – 2 hours

- Presentation from OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – ‘The OneWave Story’

- Sharing of mental health lived experience


- Discussion from Mental Health Occupational Therapist – Joel Pilgrim

Optional areas addressed include:

- Team building activities

- Group discussions around mental health

- Mindfulness and relaxation activities (yoga/meditation)


For more information or to enquire about booking a corporate package, contact OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – grant@onewaveisallittakes.com


Need Help?

If you need urgent support or are worried about someone, remember you are not alone. Please contact your local doctor and/or use the numbers below to ask for help. If your need is life threatening, call the Police.

AUSTRALIA

AU Police - 000
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Mental Health Crisis Line - 1800 011 511
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
www.beyondblue.org.au

USA

USA Police - 911
The Trevor Project - 866 488 7386
Suicide Prevention - 1-800-SUICIDE
www.thetrevorproject.org

NEW ZEALAND

NZ Police - 111
Depression.org.nz - 0800111 757
Lifeline - 0800543 354
Youthline - 0800 376 633
www.depression.org.nz

UK

UK Police - 999
Samatarians - 08457 90 90 90
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Contact Us

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Grant Trebilco - Co - Founder - grant@onewaveisallittakes.com, 0420725965
Sam Schumacher - Co Founder - sam@onewaveisallittakes.com, 0481474122
Joel Pilgrim - Mental Health Manager - joel@onewaveisallittakes.com, 0402933481

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