At the start of the pandemic, photographer Mike Guest began a project to swim out to photograph and film the blue hour from the water at dawn every morning as part of a mental health healing journey. The Ripple Effect is new film that captures his thoughts on healing and his relationship with the water.
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease?
In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.
Blue Mind illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water.
International Surf Therapy Organization
Advocating for surf therapy to be used globally to improve mental health.
Find out more about the kind of research ISTO endorses and provides the evidence-based for Surf Therapy practitioners worldwide.