Tasha Mentasti: National Para Surfing Coach

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Gender equity, Social inclusion, Youth empowerment | 0 comments

Find Your Stoke is a registered non-profit company which provides in-ocean experiential learning, ocean-based therapeutic exercises and activities with an emphasis on Surf Therapy, nature, fitness, mindfulness and adaptive surfing skill development.

Surf Therapy Fact Sheet

What: Surf Therapy is a holistic approach to combining ocean-based therapeutic elements with the experience of surfing to impact the physical and mental well-being of individuals

Who: Anyone challenged with a Physical, Neurological, Cognitive, Social and Mental impairment can take part in a Surf Therapy session.

How: Each Surf Therapy session takes a structured approach to surfing with accredited surf instructors in a safe and inclusive environment to achieve a therapeutic benefit.

By utilizing a range of ocean-based equipment, participants are able to experience the healing properties of the ocean.

Did you know?

Adaptive Surfing is a great recreational activity for those with a disability.

Adaptive Surfing was introduced to the disabled community of South Africa for the first time in 2011.

Treatment Benefits

Some treatment benefits of Surf Therapy:

  • Multi-sensory environment provides opportunities for a positive mental response
  • Improve and maintain Muscle Tone, Posture, Motor Planning and Balance
  • Facilitate higher cognitive skills through integration and assimilation of lower level skills
  • Develop play skills and leisure interests
  • Achieve a sense of self-efficacy and well-being
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Boosts confidence

Surf Therapist

Find Your Stoke was founded by multiple South African surfing champion, internationally accredited surf instructor and current 2020 SA Para Surf Team Coach, Tasha Mentasti.

Tasha has over 25 years of surfing and 15 years of surf coaching experience with almost a decade of working with disabled individuals from around South Africa.

Contact Details

Cell: +27 83 225 4900

Instagram: @find_your_stoke

Facebook: @FindYourStokeNPC