HaGal Sheli

HaGal Sheli (meaning: My Wave) is a development program for at-risk youth, using wind surfing as a tool to acquire personal skills and empowerment. 

When a surfer falls from his board, he must immediately get up and try again. The youths are encouraged to see everyday challenges in the same way. School attendance is a prerequisite to joining the program. Upon completing the program, selected youths will join a professional course at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports and will work as counselors for Wingate’s surfing activities.

At a Glance


Education and Youth at Risk




Bat Yam

IVN program

IVN Seed Fund Program​ (Alumni)