Matt Grainger - Manly Surf School

When did you get your first surfboard?
8 years old.  Hanimex Foamy.

What is your favourite board? 
JS Revoltion. 5'8

Your favourite surfspot? 
German banks off Long reef when its 12 feet -15 feet.

Of all the places you have traveled to, what place in particular stands out?
Macaronis in the Mentawaii Islands in sumatra , indonesia.  And why?  The wave is mechanical, perfect. It has a barrel and well as fun sections.

What sort of education have you had?
Degree in Tourism and leisure at University of Technology Sydney

What was your very first job? 
Surf instructor for Warringah council when I was 12 years.

Who/What inspired you to start a surf school?
I always wanted to work for myself. Working as a Surf instructor since the age of 12, it was what I always wanted to do. I inspired myself.

What do you like most about your work?
Meeting and helping people everyday. Inspiring people. I love teaching sport, surfing, martial arts or soccer. I love it.

What are you most grateful for?
To my parents for molding me into the person I am today.  Respecting other persons from all over the planet.  Helping other persons when in need.

Where can we find you online?


Posted by: Troy Roennfeldt, on March 4, 2013
Categories: Interviews