Emma Woods






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Emma Woods (Woodsa)
Competitive club: Alexandra Headland SLSC
Original Club: Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 1 - 3rd
Best series finish: 6th place in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2019 - U17 Board 2019 - U17 Taplin


Sunshine Coast local Emma Woods started her surf lifesaving carrer at Metropolitan-Caloundra SLSC in the U8’s, before finding her way north to Alexandra Headland for the U11s. Woods made her Nutri-Grain Series debut in 2020/21 after a strong performance in the Qualification Round. Woods took the opportunity with both hands and started the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series with an impressive 3rd place performance in Round 1, ultimately finishing 6th overall. In recognition of her impressive Nutri-Grain Series debut, and after successful State and National Championships in 2021, Woods was named the 2021 SLSA National Surf Sport Youth Athlete of the Year.

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

7 years old.

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

Rebecca Creedy was my lifesaving hero growing up. Nowadays I would have to say it’s Raymondo (Tiarrn Raymond).

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

Don’t crack the shits halfway through a race.

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

Don’t give up.

What do you think about on the starting line?

I remind myself to have fun and to stick to the race plan.

Emma, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Winning the Ironwoman at Wanda Summer of Surf last year.

Low: Can’t think of any lows sorry!

Do you have any secret talents?

None that I’m aware of but I’m sure I have one that annoys people under the tent.

Do you have any pets?

A dog called Sparkles who hates people.