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Port Stephens Learn to Surf
Port Stephens Learn to Surf - // Australia's surfing coast //
|Local lads Luke Michalak and Mitch Noonan have been running Port Stephens Learn to Surf school since 2008. |
A consistent performer in the Association of Surging Professionals Australasian Junior Series, Mitch grew up surfing at Shoal Bay’s Box Beach, where separate tribes of surfers and boogie-boarders carried on a robust rivalry amid the waves.
|In common with business partner Luke, Mitch had his first lesson with Port Stephens’ venerable surf coach Terry McKenna, but he credits Aussie super-coach Martin Dunn for helping him fulfil his potential both as an instructor and competitor.|
Luke Michalak’s surfing journey began in 1985 and he too progressed to the Australasian Pro Junior ranks, before embarking on his coaching career in 2000, earning Level 1 and 2 accreditation.
With four years’ elite coaching experience and qualification to teach Muay Thai boxing, Luke knows a thing or two about discipline and how to bring out the best in every student.
During Australia’s winter months, he is known to jet off to Canada’s Vancouver Island for a wildly different surf coaching experience.