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Layne Beachley AO is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. She is also a trainer and facilitator of a series of workshops, igniting potential in everyone she works with.
Layne Beachley is one of the greatest female surfers in the history of the sport. Soon after her birth, she was adopted by Neil and Valerie Beachley, who lived near Manly, a famous Sydney beachside suburb. Her adoptive name proved very apt.
At school, Beachley was talented at sport and loved tennis, soccer and surfing. When she was in her teens, surfing was considered a male sport.
At 16 she knew she wanted to devote her life to professional surfing and entered professional events all around Australia. She worked at four jobs to fund her trips to international surfing competitions. By the time Beachley was 20 she was ranked sixth in the world.
In she suffered bouts of chronic fatigue and thought her surfing career might be over. She won the title again in,andmaking her the most successful female professional surfer ever. Having experienced financial hardship to achieve her goals Beachley established The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation to help women achieve their goals whether they be academic, sporting or community based. Beachley appeared in Billabong OdysseyStep into Liquid and Live in the Fast Laynemovies showcasing her skills surfing the big waves.
She has surfed waves over metres high. She is often asked how she has the courage to do this.
Andrew Denton's interview with Layne Beachley. Site search Copyright Privacy Disclaimer.