Clayton Nienaber has spent more than 30 years accumulating a wealth of surfing knowledge having been a WQS competitor, shaper and a high performance surfing coach for 15 years to a number of WCT surfers including Jordy Smith, Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett.

Clayton has been a World Surf League – QS competitor, Surfboard Shaper and High Performance Surfing Coach for over 15 years and has coached some of the best surfers in the world including Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett and Jordy Smith.


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  1. High performance surfing coach for 15 years
  2. Coached: Jordy Smith, Travis Logie, Ricky Basnett among others
  3. World Surf League – QS competitor
  4. Surfing at an advanced level for over 30 years
  5. Professional surfboard shaper for 18 years
  6. Qualified ISA Level 2 Coach
  7. Qualified Surfing Judge


  • My coaching experience with head coach Clayton made a huge positive impact on my surfing! Clayton has a keen eye for flaws in technique and he corrected a bunch of mistakes I was making and I wasn’t even aware I was doing them. This led to having more fun free surfing, better results and way fewer injuries.

    Travis Logie
    Travis Logie WCT Surfer
  • Without Clayton as my coach I would not have come close to making it onto the WCT. He has a really unique style of coaching and explained things to me in such simple terms (although sometimes brutally honest!). To this day I still use techniques that I learned from Clay.

    Ricky Bassnett
    Ricky Bassnett WCT Surfer
  • Completing the Maven Surfs 'Advanced Surfing Program' has seriously boosted the level of surfing progression in our club. Learning the tips and tricks of the pro surfers, identifying bad habits, correcting our technique and training our muscle memory with a number of training drills and exercises for surfing at our highest level. Without the help and support from Maven Surf our university would not have placed in the finals at the uni games surfing tournaments.

    QUT Surfers
    QUT Surfers University Surfing Club
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