Surf Psychology

Surf Psychology applies the knowledge and principles of performance psychology specifically to the lifestyle and performance of surfing

Surf Psychology aims to develop and enhance psychological skills for optimal performance and personal enrichment in surfing and in life. This is achieved through education, mental skills training and mindful, heartful play with Mother Ocean.

To learn the beginnings of Surf Psychology and join the global community please click here

Specialist services available in all areas of surfing:

Free Surfing

Optimise mental potential to enrich and fulfil your free surfing potential
– Groms > Surfing Elders
– Recreational Free Surfers
– Professional Free Surfers

Competitive Surfing

Optimise mental potential to deliver best performance on demand and achieve your competitive goals
– Groms > Juniors > Elite
– Targeted Campaigns, Titles and Olympics
– Coaches, Clubs and Teams

Big Wave Riding

Master fear, focus and composure to ride bigger, more intense waves
– Entry Level > Experienced
– Professional Big Wave Riders
– Safety and Support Teams

Soul Surfing

Cultivate personal and spiritual evolution through your connection with the ocean and surfing experiences
– Mindfulness
– Heartfulness
– Oneness

Please click here to watch a short film on Soul Surfing

Services may be delivered in the surf, on the beach, in your training environment, at camps/conferences/retreats and in the competitive/performance arena

Go faster, higher, longer, deeper
In surfing and in life

Please feel welcome to contact me for enquiries and service requests


Surf Psychology

Love of Surfing + Love of Psychology

In 1997 I began applying insights and strategies from my love of psychology to my love of surfing. I was my first “client” and remain a humble student of surf mastery and self mastery.

In 1999 I manifested the dream role of travelling the globe on the World Surf League (WSL – formerly ASP World Tour) working with the world’s best competitive surfers, big wave riders and free surfers. Along the way I formed wonderful friendships and enjoyed surfing many of the magical waves I had always dreamed to surf. My lifelong love of writing also manifested in the form of my first book The Surfer’s Mind

It was a pleasure to begin my career in performance psychology by immersing in the sport and lifestyle I love. It’s also been wonderful to see how my knowledge and skills in Surf Psychology have enriched my service in so many settings and how my service in other life / performance domains deeply enriches my continued love and work in Surf Psychology.

When I reflect on the first 20+ years I feel deeply grateful for all the waves of love and learning I have enjoyed and shared across the globe. As I now look towards the horizon for new swells in Surf Psychology I’m inspired to form a global community and resource for all things Surf Psychology – Health, Performance, Culture, Nature, Soul

For more information and to become involved please feel welcome to contact me and connect on social media:

– Facebook: @surfpsychglobal
– Instagram: @surfpsychglobal
– Twitter: @surfpsychglobal

New Surf Psychology website coming soon…