OLWP journeys to bring your loved ones out into the ocean to catch a symbolic last wave. Our boards are beacons of hope, etched with their names, memorializing them in the place they loved. Join us!
Our mission is simply to bring the healing power of the ocean to help grieving families and individuals coping with loss or experiencing hardship.
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. There have now been three boards released and a fourth is in production.
Read more about the story here:
Please be mindful that there are thousands trying to submit their loved ones so limit your submission to one or two individuals.
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) A brief story about them if you choose but not necessary. It's always nice to hear the part of the world you are submitting from.
3) Send to email@example.com
You can also DM through one of our social channels (instagram, twitter, tiktok) if you would prefer. Please don't submit to both.
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.
We always welcome the help to grow the project. Please send us an e-mail if you feel you have some expertise to offer.
Financial contributions are NOT necessary to put your loved ones on your board. However, many reached out wanting to support the the project in their loved one's honor and so if that is helpful and healing to you, below are two ways you can contribute.
GoFundMe Page: OneLastWaveProject
Paypal Account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Much love, Dan