SURFING Australia's High Performance Centre (HPC), at Casuarina, yesterday welcomed Andy King as the New Head Coach of Surfing Australia.
Mr King, from Cronulla, will now make the Tweed home. He was previously the head of coaching for the Red Bull surf team.
Mr King worked with names like Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson, to name a two.
Formerly a professional surfer himself, 36 year old Mr King is more than happy with the appointment.
"I'm really excited to be able to move into this role and help the development of surfing in Australia," Mr King said.
"The facilities at the HPC are incredible and having access to all the talented surfers going through there is a great opportunity as is being able to work with the coaching team already there. "I'm also looking forward to working on where surfing is going and how it'll be in three to five years time."
Surfing Australia's chief executive Andrew Stark thinks Mr King's appointment is a great thing for the organisation, and only strengthens Australian Surfing as a whole.
"Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role as both a talented past professional athlete and as a world class coach who has worked with some of the world's very best surfers," Mr Stark said.