For those of you who don't know William Surfman Leadbetter and his WOW Surf Outreach Programme, this is his story and where it began:
Born in a place I had never been before. I’ve encountered many souls in the ocean. Each soul I had the blessing of helping, brought me closer to a place of peace and inner healing within my own soul.
There have been days the skies were grey, but I learnt to create my own sunshine.
If it were not for the sea I would not be here today. Coming out of a divorce, the passing of my twins and being completely out of touch with myself, I embarked on a road trip in February 2012 where I discovered surfing and the road to healing and happiness.
For me life is about surfing. I was saved one wave, one smile at a time.
I have dedicated my life to helping people find themselves through the sea and surfing.
I coach people from all walks of life, from the richest to the poorest, from the lost to the disabled and from the young to the old.
Through all this I’m changing the world.
Please help us to help WOW to reach out to them, one smile, one wave at a time!