Layne Beachley AO

world champion surfer, Co-Founder, Awake Academy 

Layne is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. Her dedication to success sees her as the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles between 1998 and 2003. Layne went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the World Tour in 2008.  

Navigating her way through success and failure, Layne is a Champion for Mental wellness, believing our fears and limitations are a hot spot for growth and opportunity. 

She has endured her fair share of challenges, failures and trauma, and attributes these to the character she is today; resilient, compassionate, honest and fun.  

 Layne is an ambassador for various charities, a passionate environmental campaigner, Chairperson of Surfing Australia and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

She recently launched her Awake Academy; an online self-empowerment platform offering no BS transformation, to awaken people to detach from fear, take control and design a life they love. 40 years of life lessons from a World Champion, distilled into a self-paced 7 round on-line course, empowering people to find their edge and fulfil their potential.  

She surfs every day, loves Rosé, and her biggest weakness are hot chips.