This South African charity organisation was recognised for their outstanding charity work done in SA's communities.
Waves for Change scooped the Sport for Good category at the 2017 Laureus Awards held in Monaco.
The award recognises organisations or individuals who used the power of sport to overcome violence, discrimination or disadvantage.
CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Tim Conibear, founding director, Waves For Change (W4C) about the work they do and being recognised internationally.
Waves for Change uses surfing as a way to help children from disadvantaged communities overcome psychological challenges, including post traumatic stress.