Surfing Australia ensures athletes receive full support from sport science and coaching staff.
Joanna started at the Hurley Surfing Australia High performance Centre (HPC) in 2015 as part of the PhD scholar programme, and is currently working with our Australian junior and elite surfers. Joanna has over 4 years experience as a strength and conditioning coach in high-performance sport.
Originally from Wales, she has worked with both premiership and National rugby union teams in the UK as well as Tennis Wales. Joanna has an MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences and is currently completing her PhD in sports science (strength and conditioning).
Rebecca is a Strength and Conditioning Scholar at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre. As a Scholar Rebecca assists in the delivery of strength and conditioning to a range of surfers from recreational to elite. Rebecca has a Master of Sport and Exercise Science and is currently completing her PhD in Sport and Exercise Science.
Previously Rebecca was employed as a Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Athlete Development Academy based out of New Zealand’s High Performance Centre and a Research Assistant for Auckland’s University of Technology, which has given her extensive experience with a range of athletes from developmental to elite.
Donna Masing is the Soft Tissue and Performance Therapist for the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre. Working with top athletes from around the globe, she focuses her treatments on modalities that improve performance and reduce muscle fatigue; including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, dry needling and Active Release Technique. Being an avid surfer herself, Donna's keenest interest lies with the WCT but she also enjoys working with young athletes and weekend warriors.
Working with professional athletes across a variety of sports led Donna to live and work in the Middle East for several years, where she fed her passion for surf in an artificial wave pool. Happily back on Aussie shores, Donna can now be found surfing real waves at Cabarita.