Cheyne Horan's School of Surf

Proudest competitive moment winning Billabong Pro,  Sunset 1989
Proudest competitive moment winning Billabong Pro at Sunset Beach in Hawaii in 1989.
photo by: Servais

Surfers Paradise home of Cheyne Horan School of Surf
Taking a crew down the beach for a Cheyne Horan School of Surf lesson in Surfers Paradise

Massive wave at Jaws
Huge Jaws click for Big Waves
Photo Steven Kornreich

Starfin surfboard fin




web design Gold Coast

Gold Coast Learn to Surf school with World Champion Cheyne Horan.
Queensland's best surfing lessons with surf instruction from trained and accredited surf coaches.
Handy central Surfers Paradise location.
Academy of Surfing Instructors


In March 2007 I was stoked by being inducted into Australia's Surfing Hall of Fame. The previous years inductee Layne Beachley presented me with the award and on hand were previous "Hall of Famers" Wayne Bartholomew, Simon Anderson, Peter Townend, Wayne Deane, Phyllis O'Donell, Layne and Peter Troy (shown in photo left to right)

The next photo is some of my invited mates; Adrian Esposito, Greg Sterling, Chris Tricklebank, Glen Thompson, Gerhard "Sloth" Thill, Cheyne and Stephen Horan, Dave Boyce, Loz and Rob Schaefer.
See this .pdf for a list of all of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame inductees and here is the .pdf for the 2007 winners profiles.

Thank-you for the honour - Cheyne.

Surfing Hall of Fame Induction (below)
Hall of Fame presentation
Friends at my Hall of Fame induction

Recent magazine video piece (above)
Surf School Instructor and Driver (below)
Surf Instructor

Jack Johnson and friends
Cheyne's friends with his good mate Jack Johnson after Jack's concert.
Artwork on DVD surface
Cover of Learn to surf DVD

Learn to Surf DVD

Articles and Interviews

A new story I just penned on "How it all started" (my origins)
Big magazine article - "Unconventional Wisdom" reproduced from The Australian Surfers Journal by Jimmy O'Keefe
How to survive big wave wipeouts in an interview I did for the Red Bull Big Wave South Africa contests.
Here is the movie I produced "Scream in Blue" , now available on video.
My career competitive results also professional surfings history of events
Here is an interview from the people at,(opens new window)
See the latest XXLbillabong Big Wave Awards and search the archives for when I came 2nd in 2003 (opens new window)
A story I wrote about the first Tow-In World Cup in 2002
Online story of the origin of the Floater also profile about my surfing (both at opens a new window)
Here are some interesting photos of the Stubbies 30th year reunion.

Surf lessons and coaching at the Cheyne Horan surf school in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast is keeping me very busy. The weather has been like the Queensland cliché "beautiful one day perfect the next".

If you are interested in getting a surfing lessons at my school of surf, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a pro first check my Surf School page and then email me and I will return email with the details.

I originally put this website together to inform people of what I am doing at the moment and to throw up some photos and stories that might be interesting and fun for people to read and maybe remember...

I am now in the process of writing a book and would welcome any questions you might have about anything that has happened in the Surfing world that you think I might be able to clarify....Email me...Thanks


Well have a great surf everyone and come and visit me in front of the Surfers Paradise Surf Club at 10.00am and 2.00pm everyday.
See my School of Surf which now has 4 locations including:
Surfers Paradise; Daily Surfing Lessons at 10.00am and 2.00pm.
Burleigh Heads; Daily Surfing Lessons at 10.00am
Coolangatta; Daily Surfing Lessons at 2.00pm

and finally my Byron Bay Surf School which has grown over the last 10 years to be one of the biggest Learn to Surf Schools in Byron Bay!

Thanks again to all my faithful friends and supporters.
Have a good surf
Cheyne Horan.




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Jaws wave entry in Big Wave competition.

Here are some photos of the first Big wave Tow-in event at Jaws, Hawaii in 2002, see also my Australian Big Waves page about an amazing session in July 06.

Then and Now

Fosters 1984 Coaching
(above left) Competing in the Fosters Surfmasters
in Newquay in 1984.
(above right) Coaching using the revolutionary
teaching helmets the Headzone.