Brave Beachley is a children’s book telling the tale of a youthful Layne and how she chased her dream to becoming a world champion surfer. It is an uplifting book containing beautiful illustrations to ignite the reader’s imagination and delivers a strong message of positiveness, inspiration and determination…
“Because tough times are sure to happen.
They are part and parcel of life’s plan.
But don’t let those tough times stop you,
pick yourself up and say: ‘I CAN!'”
Layne Beachley’s story is a testimony to the power of self-belief. Winner of a record seven women’s world championships, she also blazed trails in the mountainous waves of Hawaii’s outer reefs, earning respect where it mattered most – in the water. Beneath the surface of the happy, positive public persona is a story of loss, redemption and the search for identity. Based on extensive interviews with more than thirty central figures, including classmates, friends, family and many of the biggest names in surfing, and written by award-winning journalist Michael Gordon, Layne Beachley: Beneath the Waves is powerful, poignant, moving and unforgettable.