Auden Parish






2022/2023 SERIES




Name: Auden Parish (O-dubbs)
Competitive club: Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: North Avoca SLSC
Best round of 2022/23: Round 4, 3rd
Best series finish: 2022/23 Nutri-Grain Series, 16th
Aussie title(s): 2021 - U19 Board Rescue


Auden Parish’s earilest memories of surf life saving are as a five year old at North Avoca SLSC, when at times he was afraid of larger waves. Nippers helped with his confidence in the surf and at 13 years of age at Northcliffe SLSC, Parish commenced his journey through surf sports. A year later he was training for Ironman competition and has not looked back since. Parish marked his first appearance in a Nutri-Grain Series with a podium finish in Maroubra, a feat he will be looking to replicate.

Auden, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

I was 5 years old when I first got introduced to surf life saving, Mum put my two siblings and I into the sport so we could learn skills that could one day help us if we ever got suck in a bad situation, and also to make interstate friendships and be part of the community giving back.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

I’ve always loved watching the Eckstein brothers and Ali Day growing up, their sportsmanship & work ethic is something I value as a athlete.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

My old coach Gav Hill would tell me me each session was putting “money in the bank.”

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

You gotta love what you do that goes for everything in life, motivation gets you started dedication keeps you going.

What do you think about on the start line?

I think about my race plan and how I am going to attack it.

Auden, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: Placing 3rd at the 2022/23 Nutri-Grain Round 4

Low: Was not making the Sunday of the trails in 2021

Do you have any race day superstitions?

I like to socialise, if I’m not having a laugh or chatting with my mates I feel I don’t race as well.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can eat 10 Easter bunnies without getting sick.