OLWP journeys to bring your loved ones out into the ocean to catch one last wave. Our boards are beacons of hope, etched with their names, memorializing them in the place they loved. Join us!

Our Mission

Our mission is simply to bring the healing power of the ocean to help grieving families and individuals coping with loss or experiencing hardship.

Our Story

After experiencing the devastating loss of his father and best friend, Dan Fischer turned to surfing to heal through the transformative power of the ocean. 

After one faithful salt water sessions on January 4, 2022, he decided to throw out an open invitation on social media to others who may be struggling with loss. He invited them to share the stories and names of a loved ones who they'd lost and promised to etch them onto his board, as a way to forever memorialize them in the place they so deeply loved. 

That inaugural board has now become a beacon of hope and that turned a simple idea into a global movement.

Read more about the story here: Upworthy or CNN

How to submit your loved one

Please be mindful that there are many individuals trying to submit their loved ones so limit the number you submit to one or two. 

1) FIRST and LAST name only or simply a nickname they went by. Try to keep it short. This will make it easier to find them on the board and allow us to fit all the names on.

2) Share a brief story about them if you choose but not necessary.

3) Send to 

You can also DM through one of our social channels (instagram, twitter, tiktok) if you would prefer to connect that way but please don't submit in both places.

Note: I read every submission and respond personally so it may take just a moment to get back to you but I promise I will.

Help Out - Donate

We always welcome the help to grow the project. Please send us an e-mail if you feel there is something you'd like to offer.

Donations are NOT necessary to put your loved ones on your board. However, many have reached out wanting to support the continuation of the project in their loved one's honor and so below are two ways you can contribute if you desire. 

GoFundMe Page: OneLastWaveProject

Paypal Account:

Much love, Dan

Contact us

The best way to contact us is via the email address below or DM one of our social channels:

Address: Newport, RI, USA