The Only Educational Surfing Center of its Kind in the World

The educational concept at the basis of “HaGal Sheli” is the use of surfing as a tool for personal development.

Surfing is a fascinating extreme sport, which combines learning and experiencing. Coping with the waves and currents of the sea, the changing weather conditions, finding the balance point, falling off the surfboard over and over again, dealing with uncertainty – all of these have overreaching effects, which impact other realms of life as well.

In a series of weekly meetings, the participants receive individual attention and a personal empowerment program, in the framework of a cohesive group.

The “HaGal Sheli” program is a multi-year and multi-step program.

Starting with the “Migdalor” program (lighthouse), we work in full cooperation with  existing educational programs and frameworks, thus making sure the success does not remain in the sea but continues on into real life. Later on, the kids join the “Makom Ba’Olam” program (A place in the World), where they meet and surf with the entire spectrum of Israeli society; after that, they join the “Ma’agalim” program and  start taking part and volunteering in “Hagal Sheli”. Finally – the “Big Brothers” program in which the kids go from being trainees – to becoming certified surfing instructors and mentors for the younger participants.

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