10,500

Graduates

490

groups in process

380

Team members

10

Educational Surf centers

HaGal Sheli (My Wave) was established with a clear purpose: to offer genuine opportunities for diverse populations to find success through transformative experiences with the sea, particularly through the sport of surfing.

Our organization provides educational and therapeutic programs tailored for at-risk youth, trauma survivors, and individuals with disabilities from all corners of Israeli society. Surfing, as both an adventure and a learning experience, serves as a powerful catalyst for uncovering the inherent strengths within each participant.

From mastering balance and navigating waves to adapting to changing weather conditions and persevering through falls, the challenges of surfing mirror life’s obstacles. Through these experiences, participants develop resilience, confidence, and a sense of empowerment that extends far beyond the waves, embodying the profound connection between surfing and life’s journey.

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND EDUCATIONAL SURF ORGANIZATION 

Multi-Year, Multi-Stage Educational Program

HaGal Sheli’s multi-year, multi-stage education program educates youth from elementary to high school and beyond. 

A Groundbreaking Educational Model

Based on the latest innovative psycho-educational models, HaGal Sheli’s revolutionary educational surf program is a trailblazer in at-risk youth education.

 

Measurement & Evaluation

 In partnership with Israel’s leading academic institutions, HaGal Sheli continuously monitors participants’ progress by conducting evaluations and research to improve program impact.  

Educators, Mentors, Lovers of the Sea

 Our staff comprises inspirational educators and ocean lovers from all walks of Israeli society, forming our organization’s multicultural environment. Team members are carefully selected and trained by Israel’s leading at-risk youth educators and mentors.



Educational Partners

Partnering with educational frameworks, HaGal Sheli provides an all-encompassing, personalized approach to educating and mentoring each participant throughout the entire educational program.

Life Skills

HaGal Sheli empowers youth, helping them overcome life’s challenges by developing tools to set and commit to personal goals, increase self-awareness and confidence, face fears, and cope with failures. 



HaGal Sheli Operates 8 Educational Surf Centers Across Israel

Bat Yam

Kfar Galim

Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Kiryat Yam

Ma’agan Michael

Hadassah Neurim

Nahariyya

Ashkelon

Nachsholim

Sdot Yam

Youth Arrive From Over 100 Cities Acros Israel

Bat YamTel Aviv - YafoKiryat YamJasser AzarkaJerusalemTirat HaCarmelKfar KassemKiryat ArbaHulonLodHaifaUm El FahemNahariyaNof HagalilTamraOr AkivaHarishYokne'amDir El AssadYavneGivataimRishon Lezion modi'inOr YehudaRosh AainEin NekobaMa'ale EdomimGosh EtzionMatte BinyaminTkoaYahudפתח תקווהקרית ארבערחובותקרית ביאליקרעננהכסיפהרהטלקיהערערה בנגבשגב שלוםבית שמשקרית מלאכיאזוררמת גןעפולהמגדל העמקמעגן מיכאלכפר קרעבנימינהפרדס חנהקרית אתאשפרעםכפר מנדאכרמיאלמגידו
Bat YamTel Aviv - YafoKiryat YamJasser AzarkaJerusalemTirat HaCarmelKfar KassemKiryat ArbaHulonLodHaifaUm El FahemNahariyaNof HagalilTamraOr AkivaHarishYokne'amDir El AssadYavneGivataimRishon Lezion modi'inOr YehudaRosh AainEin NekobaMa'ale EdomimGosh EtzionMatte BinyaminTkoaYahudפתח תקווהקרית ארבערחובותקרית ביאליקרעננהכסיפהרהטלקיהערערה בנגבשגב שלוםבית שמשקרית מלאכיאזוררמת גןעפולהמגדל העמקמעגן מיכאלכפר קרעבנימינהפרדס חנהקרית אתאשפרעםכפר מנדאכרמיאלמגידו

Providing Accessible Surfing for All

Special Education

We use the ocean as a tool to teach youth across the autism spectrum to communicate emotions with their surrounding environment.

Educational and therapeutic programs

We help amputees, individuals with muscular dystrophy, and other disabilities overcome physical obstacles to surfing, increasing their self-esteem and confidence.

PTSD Surf Therapy Program

Our PTSD Surf Therapy Program provides individuals the tools to cope with anxiety and anger attacks, nurture trust, and deal with frustrations.

 

Al HaGal
Beach events with added social impact

Al HaGal is a social enterprise that leverages the educational potential of surfing and the sea to offer corporate beach events, executive workshops, and team-building activities. Our partnership with HaGal Sheli means that we employ their graduates as certified surfing instructors, empowering them to transform their love for surfing into a sustainable source of income. Through our collaboration, we aim to create positive opportunities for personal growth and development.

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