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Layne Beachley
Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley

Sydney, New South Wales AUS

"It's not so much what you do; it's just how well you do it, and that you do, do it."

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Layne's work combines: Action Sports, Non-Profit Organizations, and Being Physically Active

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Day In The Life

Professional Surfer

I'm the seven-time Women's World Surfing Champion.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Started surfing when she was four years old; says because she grew up with her dad and her brother, she was very strong-willed.

  • 2.

    Originally wanted to be a stockbroker; did her work experience in school on the trading floors in Australia and realized it wasn't for her.

  • 3.

    Knew she wanted to be the best in the world at something, so she took up every sport she could.

  • 4.

    After she won her first regional surfing championship, she decided to drop all the other sports and focus on surfing.

  • 5.

    Says you find your true passions when you push yourself to extremes.

  • 6.

    Once she won her first world championship, she locked in and won five more in succession.

  • 7.

    Says that there was stress and adversities she had to overcome to set that record, but achieving her goals made up for everything.

  • 8.

    Doesn't believe in "mistakes," says they're only learning experiences; the only "real mistake" is failing to learn from your setbacks.