Ben Carberry






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Ben Carberry (Benny, Bruzzer, Carbz)
Competitive club: Currumbin SLSC
Original Club: Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC
Best round of 2019/20: Burleigh Round 2, 3rd
Best series finish: 5th Place, 2019/20 Iron 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 Ironman series and now competes under the green and white Currumbin SLSC cap. 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 are only young once, you do not want to look back with regrets.

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

Live in the moment, take nothing for granted.

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: Travelling with friends and family.

Low: Moving out of home to pursue the IronMan Series.

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

Anyone on the day, you can’t rule anyone out!

What do you think about on the start line?

Not a lot.

What do you think about during a race?

Still not a lot.