Elite Training Division

Matt Grainger, Nick James and Shane Conwell currently run elite training programs for surfers of all ages and groups.
Click here to download the Elite Training brochure.


After School Training

After school training is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 5:45pm. Call (02) 9932 7000 to book.

Elite Training Division

Manly Surf School Elite Training Division has been coaching advanced surfers since 1994.

Matt and Tim Grainger coached Nathan Hedge as a 11 year old kid. Nathan went on to qualify on the World Tour in 2001. His world tour rankings in 7th (2004), 8th in 2005. Nathan went to win an event in Scotland and was runner up in Tahiti twice and J-Bay once.

Matt become the NSW Institute of Sport coach for Surfing Australia in 1997 coaching such ASP World Tour athletes as Adrian Buchan, Owen Wright, Glenn”micro” Hall, Chelsea Georgesen-Hedges, 
(ASP world Champion 2005) Tom Whitaker and Laura Enever.

Matt and his team have also coached current local up and comers Cooper Chapman (2008 Australian Champion) and 
Davey Cathals over the years.

Read Matt’s interview with Swellnet talking about High Performance Surf Coaching here.

Manly Surf School are the current Jim Beam Surf Industry Champions 

Jake Spooner, Shane Conwell, Nick James, Dave Frim

The current team of coaches are:
Matt Grainger (NSW Coaching Director),
Nick James (Head Coach of Manly),
Shane Conwell (Head Coach Palm Beach /Avalon),
Matt Bemrose (Volcom International Head Coach. Coach of Dusty Payne, Coco Ho and Mitch Colebourn),
Christian Cook (Fit to Surf Surf-Fitness Trainer and ex pro surfer) and Tim Stuart (Surfing Australia Judge),
Jake Spooner (World Tour Surfer 1990-2000),
Zahn Foxton (WQS surfer)
Cooper Chapman (NO.5 world Junior 2012 and current No2. Australian junior series surfer)
CHRIS ENEVER (Laura Enever’s Coach)

Coaching & management of surfing teams
Currently Coaching: Sceggs Redlands, Knox, Mosman, Barrenjoey, Cromer, Mackellar, Stella Maris

School Group Booking Elite Training Program .
1 Hour– $20.
2 Hours – $35.

Coaching Programs
Private lessons.
Adults $90 Per Hour 
Kids (17 and under) 
$70 per hour.
1 or 2 hour sessions.

Squad Training
Squad Training is on Mondays at Manly Beach 4pm-5.30pm.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at Long Reef and Palm Beach 4pm-5.30pm. Fridays at 
Palm Beach 4pm-5.30pm.
$150 for 4 weeks,
$250 for 8 weeks.

Saturdays and Sundays 9am–12pm – $50.
Full day courses $100.

One instructor to 6 persons
All Staff are Level 1 Surfing Australia are Certified in First Aid and hold Surfing Australia Surf Rescue Award.

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The Programs involve Teaching:
1.    Correct Surfing Technique – through video analysis and photos
2.    Contest Strategies – how to surf and win heats
3.    Surfing Fitness and Injury Prevention
(Strength and conditioning)
4.    Sports Psychology – Preparing for big waves, contests
5.    Surfboard design assistance
6.    Nutrition
7.    Sponsorship management

Speciality Camps
7 day camps in NSW South Coast, North Coast, Fiji and Indonesia.

Training Tools
Silicon Coach Video Analysis, (technique analysis)
Streetboard Skate boards, Breath Enhancement Training (for big waves and keeping calm)
Physical Assessment by Christian Cook from 
Fit to Surf.

April School Holiday clinics at Long Reef
4 days 9am-12pm – $250 for 4 days

Week 1

Long Reef

April 14th Mon -17th Thurs

Week 2

Long Reef

April 21st Mon – 24th Thurs$250 for 4 days (Bring a USB Stick) Call (02) 9932 7000 to book.

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