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Layne
Beachley

Record Breaker and History Maker.

Profile

Layne Beachley AO is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003). Layne then went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008.

Current Work

Layne is now a highly sought after motivational speaker, trainer and mentor , inspiring individuals and teams to become the champion of their own life and achieve sustained success.

Layne is also the proud Founder and Director of her own charity, The Layne Beachley Foundation, Aim For The Stars,fostering courage and self-belief in young girls and women to achieve their dreams in a diverse range of pursuits including science, business, environment, sport and the arts.

Previous Experience

Sport: After her six consecutive world titles, Layne achieved yet another first in Australian sport by becoming Surfing Australia's Chairperson in the latter part of 2015. She is the first former female World Champion of any sport to take on the role as Chair in a National Sporting organisation.

In September 2018, more than a decade after winning her record breaking seventh women’s world surfing crown, Layne returned to the water to win an 8th world title, becoming the first female winner of the WSL World Masters Championship with her victory in the Azores.

Accolades: On Australia Day 2015, Layne was awarded with an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to the community through support for a wide range of charitable organisations, as a mentor for women in sport and as a world champion surfer.

Media
Expertise
Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity

Motivational

  • Challenge & Adventure
  • Inspiring Stories
  • Celebrity & Media

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
  • Women's Rights
Feedback
Layne was fantastic. She spoke well and her story was shared with great passion and humour which was well received by our clients. The feedback has been fantastic with many saying she is the best speaker we have had to date. The auction of her surfboard and her book signing afterwards was a huge success. Layne was great to work with and interacted extremely well with our client. She was perfect for our Client Breakfast! CitiPower and Powercor Australia
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