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Port Macquarie Surf School

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Peter “Huddo” Hudson is owner-operator of Port Macquarie Surf School and works alongside sons Wayne and Grant teaching beginners and developing some of Australia’s brightest young surfing talent.

Peter started surfing, aged nine, on a balsa board he found washed up on Port Macquarie’s Town Beach and has competed regularly in state and national competitions since the 1970s.


A national title winner across categories from Open men’s to over-50s, Peter features daily on Port Macquarie’s wind and waves as surf reporter for radio station 2MC.

Peter’s son Wayne, a former World Qualifying Series tour competitor, holds both an environmental science honours degree and the job of mid North Coast regional director for Surfing NSW, while Grant Hudson’s stellar success in the junior ranks (second overall in the 1998 Australasian junior series) gave him access to the world’s best coaches – experience he now puts to use as high performance coach for Surfing NSW.

Between them, the Hudson boys wield a formidable combination of coaching expertise and love for and knowledge of Port Macquarie’s best surf spots