Surf Lifesaving | Surfing | Musician


Nickname: Reno

Age: 23
Favourite Food:  Love Nacho's


Sporting Idol/s:   Kai Lenny, John John Florence, Ali Day and house mates TJ and Trev Hendy, Lindey Lawry


When did you first start in your sport / profession:
Started nippers at 5 yrs old and been loving the ocean ever since

Career Highlights: 
Runner up NZ Men's Surf Ironman
3 x NZ Junior Surf Ironman Champion
3 x NZ Surf Lifesaving Representative

2017 Short Course Coolangatta Gold Champion

What do you love most about your sport / profession:

I love training and spending time in the ocean with my mates! 
Also all of the amazing places the sport has taken me to, and the people I have met

Favourite event/s:  Ironman is definitely my favourite event

Favourite location to compete:  I love racing anywhere new!  Then my favourite wave to surf is Matakana, NZ or Coconuts in Sri Lanka

Future Goals:  
Win M's Open NZ Ironman Title,

Top 5 in a Nutri-Grain Ironman race

Complete Molokai to Oahu on a foil, paddle board and surf ski

Hobbies:  Surfing (depending on the waves either shortboard, longboard or foil), playing music and hanging with my mates

What do you love most about the Barnacle Plus
Being able to combine my two biggest passions of music and being in the ocean makes for a very good time.  Very cool to be chilling out the back listening to your favourite songs

Five (5) songs on your playlist:

I love downloading live recordings from my favourite artists, and I can't slim that down to a Top 5 ha ha!  Nothing better than listening to live music on and in the water.

Advice for young athletes or kids getting into sport:

Have fun and pursue what you love most

Favourite Quote: 
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  Marianne Williamson

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