In 1999, with the opening of his second successful school this iconic frontman continued his winning reputation. Terry set about delivering on a unique selling point that would outclass all his competition. His selling point came in the form of a world exclusive surfing guarantee for which our school is now famed: ``Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres or your money back!''
Terry is also widely acclaimed as the "Steve Irwin of learn to surf" for his infectious enthusiasm, upbeat humor and Aussie larrikinism. He has been surfing for more than 30 years and has the well-earned distinction of being Byron Bay's most experienced entry level surf instructor. He has taught 10s of 1000s of locals, backpackers, holiday makers and corporate giants how to surf.
His love of instructing is unparalleled which is why you'll see him personally running more classes than any other surf school owner on the far north coast of NSW.
Our school has hand-selected an array of experienced and professional instructors who have successfully competed in the national and world surfing arena. We specialize in entry, intermediate and advanced surfer levels while promoting fun, safety and success.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M17642 is run by Byron Bay's original and best surf tour operator, Terry Hannon, who opened Byron's first surf school in 1993. He started M17642 in 1999.
2. What is your company's mission?
"When you learn to surf with the Kool Katz, you always land on your feet!"
3. What does your company specialize in?
We deliver a world exclusive surfing guarantee for all beginners: "Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres or your money back!"
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Terry Hannon has taught 10s of 100,000s of people to surf for the first time. He is Byron bay's most experienced entry level surf coach.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our 3 day package because we can get you standing up, paddling on aand catching your own waves and also turning on a wave in 3 progressive lessons - and it's still only $115!
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We get regular repeat and ongoing business. Our word of mouth business is one of our biggest assets.