Harriet Brown






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Harriet Brown
Competitive club: BMD Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Ocean Grove SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 4 - 2nd
Best series finish: 1st in 2017
Aussie Titles Results: 2018 Board Race - 1st, 2018 Surf Teams - 1st, 2018 Taplin Relay - 1st


A proud Victorian, Harriet Brown has been a fierce Nutri-Grian IronWoman for almost 12 years. In that time, she has won a series, earned multiple podium finishes and captained Australia to victory the 2018 World Championships. Brown is also the current Molokai to Oahu Champion and record holder. When she is not competing and training, Brown is an Exercise Physiologist.

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

9 years old. I started at Ocean Grove SLSC because my sister wanted to join. I didn’t like watching so I joined up soon after.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Kristyl Smith because she has such good surf skills and was always a fair racer. She also helped me so much when I was new to the IronWoman series

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

Work hard, enjoy what you do and live by this saying; ‘if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

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

Work on your surf skills and technique, hard work and persistence pays off and most of all – enjoy what you do!

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

High: Winning the world Ironwoman Title and Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series.

Low: Missing the 2018 season after injuring my foot – I was leading the IronWoman Series point score at the time.

Do you have a secret talent?

I play the violin – it’s not really hidden anymore because each year I play a Christmas carol on Instagram.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Not really, but I’m a planner I usually warm up and drink my coffee and koda gel at the same specific time.

What do you think about on the start line?

It’s just a standard piece of rope on the sand – nothing special 😉