Coaches Profiles

Line Up Surf coaches are passionate about surfing and would love to introduce you to the great sport of surfing, help you move from being a beginner to

intermediate boardrider, or fine tune your advanced technique.

Wayne Ryan

Wayne Ryan is the founder and head coach of Line Up Surf School international. Wayne started surfing at the age of 12 in the 70's at Bondi Beach

Sydney. He remembers standing up on his very first wave and has never looked back. He felll passionately in love with the sport of surfing and the

ocean. Wayne has travelled the world in search of perfect waves and adventure. He has competed locally and internationally including winning many

titles. He has also coached at all levels from disabled surfing associating including blind surfers, beginners and even ASP association professional

surfers. He is a highly sort after international surf guide and is often hired by world class movie companies to consult and work on their surfing movies.

Yet still today Wayne has a hand on approach and admits he loves nothing more than the thrill of watching someone ride their first wave and start their

surfing journey.  


Tara Gorter (Nee Ryan)

  Tara Surfing Maninoa Samoa

Tara grew up on Dee Why Beach Sydney yet ironically caught her first wave in Samoa at the tender age of 6. Like her father Wayne her first wave ignited

a passion that has not only made her an elite surfer but also a career. Tara was signed by Quiksilver/Roxy at only 8 years of age. And up until recent

times Tara competed and travelled the world living the dream as a Roxy girl. During this time Tara featured in countless magazines, surfing movies, TV

shows, modelling and acting and many extrodinary expereinces thanks to the sport of  surfing. Now married Tara spends a lot more time at home and

still loves to input her years of experience into surfing especially into girls surfing. 


Jason Blaiklock

 Jason (in blue) king of the kids

Gentle Jason as many often call him seems to have a perpetual smile. He loves more than anything coaching

young surfers. Jason as a young man was an extrordinary naturally talented surfer. Through the 80's into the 90's 

competed in many contest winning more than he lost. Including many victories over his arch rival Shane Herring 

(former world #1) Nevertheless Jason decided to take the wise approach and has become a very successful 

business man and is excelling in the arts. Jason still rips and his love for surfing is as strong as ever. Jason 

runs the amazing Line Up Surf School weekend surf coaching trips up and down the NSW coast. He is just like big 

grommet at the age of 42. 


Amanda Ryan

 Amanda surfing Jamberoo Wavepool

Amanda like her sister Tara also grew up at Dee Why Beach Sydney and started surfing at a very young age (4 years old). Amanda's approach to surfing

is different, she loves to cruise. You could say she is our soul surfer of the group. Amanda has an incredible natural surfing ability. She quite often

semingly is one with the waves. Amanda loves to surf all different styles of surfboards but prefers Long Boards. Amanda has travelled and surfed some

of the best waves the world has to offer including living in Hawaii for 3 months as a young surfer girl, maybe this is where she got her casual surfing



Anthony McKay

 Anthony 360 arial Maninoa Samoa

Anthony is a born and bred Dee Why boy and is no doubt one of the most naturally talented surfers come out of

the Dee Why area for many many years. There are not many manovouirs that he cannot do. He is a very good

technial coach that can break down and teach any technical move. Anthony also competed for many years at a 

very high level with great success. Anthony is cool, casual and dedicated. He has been surf coaching now for over 

10 years and he is a joy to have on the Line Up Surf School team. 


Darren Young (Line Up Surf Bali surf coach and guide)

 Darren surfing Kuta Bali

Darren is originally from Florida USA and has been working with Line Up as head of operations in Bali for 5 years.

Married to his beautiful Indonesian wife, Darren speaks fluent Indonesian and understands the Indonesian culture

amazingly well. Fun, friendly and full of life, there never seems to be a dull day in the life of Darren.

He is also very dedicated to developing Indonesians kids lives through the sport of surfing and coaching and works

tiredly with many orphanages. After spending many years surfing and living in Hawaii and working in the surfboard

industry Darren has developed a great knowledge of big wave surfing. Like all our coaches whatever level our clients

are at or whatever needs they may have he is always humbly at their service. 


To book a lesson with one of Line Up's surf schools we would love to hear from you! Please call or write to us using the details below...

Tel: +61 2 9971 8624


We look forward to hearing from you!


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