Ben Carberry






2022/2023 SERIES




Name: Ben Carberry (Benny)
Competitive club: Burleigh heads Mowbray Park SLSC
Original Club: Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC
Best round of 2022/23: Round 3, 1st
Best series finish: 2nd Place, 2022/23 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie Titles Results: 2019 Surf Teams - 2nd, 2019 Ski Relay - 3rd


Originally from Oak Flats, Ben Carberry calls the Illawarra region in New South Wales home. Growing up Carberry started in Nippers at the age of five at Warrilla-Barrack Point SLSC, alongside fellow clubmates and future Iron series athletes Ali Day and Hayden White. In 2015 Carberry packed up his bags and moved north to the Gold Coast to pursue a position in the Nutri-Grain IronMan series and now competes for Burleigh Heads Mowbray park SLSC. Carberry also shares a love for Rugby League and has previously juggled playing both sports but in the end chose surf lifesaving. Carberry also works full time as a carpenter. 

Ben, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

5 years old as a green cap because my parents thought knew it would be beneficial for us.

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

You only get out what you put in.

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

To make sure you enjoy what you’re doing.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can fish for hours and not catch a single fish.

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

High: Winning Round 6 of the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain Series.

Low:  Getting injured and not being able to race in 2020.

Who is your biggest competition in the 2020/21 Iron Series?

Ali Day for sure.

What do you think about on the start line?

Not a lot.

What do you think about during a race?

Still not a lot.