Layne Beachley
Australia Crest

World champion woman surfer, winning the 1998 Association of Surfing Professionals' world title in August, 1998, the first Aussie since 1993 to win this honour.

Layne, 26, is from Dee Why, Sydney. On her way to her world title she won 5 of 8 tournaments and only needed to post a round one win in her last tournament of the series at the Lacanau Pro at Kana Beach to secure enough points for victory.

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