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Layne Beachley 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 onto win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour in 2008.


  • 2004 Laureus Alternative Sports Person of the Year
  • Inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2011
  • 2011/13 ISA World Masters Champion
  • Athlete Liason Officer at the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Named the 3rd Greatest Australian Female Athlete of all time in 2013 behind Dawn Fraser and Betty Cuthbert
  • Appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australian in 2015 for her services to the community through her ongoing support of a wide range of charitable organisations, as a mentor for women in sport and as a world champion surfer.

In 2015, Layne achieved yet another first in Australian sport by becoming Surfing Australia’s new Chairperson.  She is the first former female World Champion of any sport to take on the role in a National Sporting organisation.

Layne also sits on the board of the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame, is an ISA Vice President, Director of her own charity, the Layne Beachley Foundation, Aim For The Stars and long time ambassador for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. She also supports several other charities and organisations such as The National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation and Planet Ark.

Her exploits are astounding, her attitude unwavering and her achievements inspirational.

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