Tim Just (Australia)

Working as the coordinator of the Fluid Elite Athlete program I am responsible for the design and delivery of performance and rehabilitation solutions for the Fluid Performance team. This involves sports science, sports medicine and strength + conditioning co-­ordination working in synergy with our elite coaching program. Optimizing performance is a combination of the art of coaching and the science of human movement both of which I am extremely passionate about! Surfing from a young age as well as playing a host of other sports I’ve always been dedicated to striving for excellence. Straight from High School where I was an avid sportsperson into a Human Movements degree I found myself doing prac for Surfing Queensland’s elite junior surfing team under the guidance Phil Macnamarra and Ian Portingale. I then branched into judging and over a period of 10 years worked up to World Tour level. This knowledge I gained at the time laid the foundation for furthering my knowledge in the
sport.

In 2012 I transitioned back into a role as an Exercise Science (ESSA) accredited physical preparation coach. At this time, I also started technical coaching again after a 10-­year break, now armed with experience from the worlds tour. It wasn’t long before my stable consisted of our region’s top surfers all of whom had improved successes as I took a very different approach to every coach. This has since led to a WSL World Junior title, WSL Rookie of the year, WSL up and comer of the year as well as a host of other achievements.

It’s the synergy between all 3 of these skills and my connection to the athlete, the sport and movement that allows me to connect with all aspects of high performance within the sport of surfing. Outside of surfing I’ve trained a host of other international level athletes. These successes include breaking the world U18 400m Freestyle record (female), Australasian 2018 F3 Champion (male) and Australasian Moto GP Class1 champion (male).