Elite Training Division
Matt Grainger, Nick James and Shane Conwell currently run elite training programs for surfers of all ages and groups.
Elite Junior Surf Training Course
9th – 20th of January at Long Reef beach run by Matt Grainger, Cooper Chapman and Christian Cook (QBC Champ) focusing on technique, contest strategy and fitness. Bring a USB stick, wetsuit and board. Call
(02) 9932 7000 to book. Total cost $200.
9th -12th Dec 9-12
16th-19th Dec 9-12
6th -9th Jan 9-12
13th-16th Jan 9-12
20th -23rd Jan 9-12
$200 for 4 days (Bring Usb Stick)
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.
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.
Private lessons. Adults $90 Per Hour Kids (17 and under) $70 per hour.
1 or 2 hour sessions.
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
7. Sponsorship management
7 day camps in NSW South Coast, North Coast, Fiji and Indonesia.
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.
School Holiday clinics
4 days 9am-12pm $200
9th – 12th Dec 9-12
16th – 19th Dec 9-12
6th – 9th Jan 9-12
13th – 16th Jan 9-12
20th – 23rd Jan 9-12
$200 for 4 days (Bring a USB Stick)
Check out other options we have for you and your kids.