On Friday, March 18, OneWave is aiming to create the world’s largest fluro human wave. Hundreds of surfers will dress in bright fluro and link arms along the shorelines of 50 beaches around the world from Bondi to California.
OneWave is a nonprofit organization that aims to give people hope that they can beat mental health issues by creating a supportive community connected by the ocean, surfing and fluro.
They are well-known for their Fluro Fridays where surfers head out for a sunrise paddle dressed in fluro. It started at Bondi Beach, Australia three years ago, but has since gone viral with sessions held at more than 70 beaches globally, as far as California, Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, Bali, India, Samoa and Fiji. This attempt is then a logical extension of their colorful and collaborative history.
“The only way we are going to beat an issue that so many people suffer alone is by standing strong together,” founder Grant Trebilco told GrindTV. “We want to normalize mental health issues by helping people understand they are not alone. Our mantra is; It’s ok not to be ok. After all, mental health is real, so let’s talk about it!”
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