Harley Ingleby won the 2005 and 2007 Australian longboard titles while edging closer to a world title. In 2009 when the title was decided over two events, Ingleby won the first in Japan, then came second in the Maldives to clinch his first world title. In 2014 Harley claimed his second WSL World Longboard Championship title with a win at the GoPro World Longboard Championships in Hainan, China, and a second-place finish at the Australian Longboard Surfing Open.
It is a quest to create something different in a slightly different way that appeals to where I want to go on a wave. Discovering a new feeling under my feet, drawing a new line, or taking a completely different track on a wave is something I never stop dreaming about.
In addition to his pro career, Harley has been a key player in Australian teams in the World Surfing Games. In 2006 he took an individual bronze in longboarding, while helping the Australian team to a gold medal overall. In 2008 he took an individual silver while the Australian’s again took gold, and in 2009 and 2010 he also enjoyed individual podium finishes. Today the two-time world longboard champion is still riding boards shaped by his local Australian shaper Billy Tolhurst. Now designing boards with Thunderbolt Technology, Harley’s favorite shapes are performing at the highest level experienced.