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Lee Winkler's Surf School

Lee Winkler's Surf School - // Australia's surfing coast //

Growing up in Coffs Harbour as the son and grandson of avid fishermen, Lee Winkler learnt plenty about the ocean before ever getting onto a surfboard.

Promising years in both junior soccer and cricket could then have steered Lee towards a land-sport career, but at the age of 12 he dropped everything else to concentrate on surfing.


In the course of a pro career spanning a decade, Lee squared off against some of history’s most dominant surfers including Kelly Slater, Andy Irons and Mick Fanning, and achieved a best finish of 17th place in the Association of Surfing Professionals tour rankings.

Back on home turf in Coffs Harbour, Lee is passing on his knowledge and experience to beginners and developing surfers, while he now gets to share every day of his surfing dream with his young family.