Jeff Rowley

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Jeff Rowley
Jeff Rowley.jpg
Rowley in 2012
Born (1979-04-06) 6 April 1979 (age 39)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Professional Big Wave Surfer, Adventure Athlete

Jeff Rowley (born 6 April 1979) is a professional big wave surfer from Torquay, Victoria, Australia.[1] On 4 January 2012, he was the first Australian to paddle into a 50-foot plus (15 metre) wave at Jaws Peahi, Hawaii.[2] Rowley placed 4th in the world at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.[3]

Rowley has earned a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and also works as a motivational speaker.[4]


  1. ^ "Million dollar baby @ The Weekly Review". 2011-02-06. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  2. ^ Matthew, Schultz (2012-01-07). "Big wave surf daredevil Jeff Rowley paddles in to conquer Hawaii's Jaws". Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  3. ^ "Adventure Waterman Jeff Rowley Places 4th In The World As An Elite Big Wave Surfer". Fox Sports/AU. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  4. ^ Deakin University. "Alumni in profile, Deakin University". Deakin University. Retrieved 2012-06-01.