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XL Surfing Academy is proudly family owned and operated by surfing power couple Robbie and Carlene Sherwell who have called the Sunshine Coast home for more than three decades.
It’s little wonder Alexandra Headland beach is XL Surfing Academy’s headquarters, it’s the same place the couple began their life together back in the early 1990s. Today, it’s the breeding ground for their iconic surf school that has seen thousands of children, teenagers and adults from all around the world; learn to surf.
Together with their two adult sons – and a killer team of salty-haired and super qualified surf coaches – Robbie and Carlene spread their infectious love of the ocean and surfing through their esteemed education and learn-to-surf programs.
As an ex-pro surfer, Robbie lends his technical expertise to the intermediate and advanced rising stars of the surfing world, while Carlene hones her three-plus-decades of surfing know-how to enthusiastic beginners of all ages who discover their own passion for surfing under her love, guidance and coaching experience.
Actively hands-on in the business and with the sand constantly between their toes, Robbie and Carlene wouldn’t have it any other way. The ocean is their playground and the lifeblood for which they can live and work on the sands of the Sunshine Coast and do what they love every single day.