Grant Trebilco is the creator of One Wave Is All it Takes (OneWave), a nonprofit tackling mental health issues, literally one wave at a time. The organization that started in Australia has quickly gained worldwide attention through its “Fluro Friday” events, where participants surf in bright colors and wild outfits, drawing attention to a darker issue.
I met Grant while surfing in Australia, participated in a few of his events, and have been inspired by his story. Because he had an experience he was willing to share, Grant’s organization has helped numerous people around the world, both in the water and on land. By doing so, One Wave has become an international movement with coverage in outlets like the BBC. Thousands of people at hundreds of beaches participate in Fluro Friday OneWave surf sessions every week. Grant is definitely tackling the mental health issue head on.