WATCH: Children living in Direct Provision brought surfing in West Cork

November 2nd, 2018 2:24 PM

By Southern Star Team

Inchydoney Beach

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Welcome Wave is an initiative that was set up to bring the joys of the ocean and surfing to disadvantaged children living in Direct Provision

A heartwarming video of children living in Direct Provision centres in Clonakilty and Cork City surfing at Inchydoney Beach has been released by

It's part of an initiative entitled Welcome Wave that aims to "share our ocean and the unique joy of surfing with disadvantaged children".

According to their GoFundMe page, Welcome Wave was set up by Sara and Sam Hunt, who are motivated in remembrance of their daughter Zoey, and Like Water, a social change initiative founded by surfer-scientist Dr. Easkey Britton one of Ireland's most accomplished surfers.

The idea of Welcome Wave was to bring 24 children between the ages of eight and eighteen, for four surf sessions to Inchydoney Beach in West Cork.

The children involved had the last of their four surf sessions last month but Welcome Wave plan to continue their work when the weather improves in the spring.

The video can be seen below and Welcome Wave's GoFundMe page can be found here if you'd like more details or to make a donation.

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