Bede Durbidge

“I just wanted to thank everyone that has supported me in my career over the last 13 years. It has been an amazing journey but next year I’ll be finishing up on tour @wsl and starting a new chapter in my life. I’m very excited to take on the role as the Elite Program Manager for @surfingaushpc and will be working with the best Australian surfers and their coaches heading into the 2020 Olympics”

They say it doesn’t take a ‘CT-level surfer to make a good coach, but it sure as hell helps. Bede, who spent over a decade on Tour and has multiple ‘CT wins to his name, has maximized his talent on Tour over the years by combo’ing raw ability with wise heat strategy, finishing as high as 2nd in the world in 2008.

After shattering his pelvis at the Pipe Masters in 2015, Bede was forced to spend 2016 on the sidelines, at which point John Florence approached him about coming onboard to offer his help as a coach. And we all know how that turned out.

So it’s no surprise to hear that Bede has taken on the role of Surfing Australia Elite Program Manager, where he’ll help others maximize their own talent and realize their competitive dreams.