Hayden White






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Hayden White (Whitey)
Competitive club: Currumbin SLSC
Original Club: Warilla Barrick Point SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 3 - 14th
Best series finish: 18th place in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2016 - Open Board 2019 - Open Board Relay


One of the oldest competitors in the surf for the Nutri-Grain Series, Hayden White is keen to prove his iron in 20/21. Hailing from the surf sports nursery of Warilla, White is coming up against other NSW South Coast locals Ali Day and Ben Carberry. White already has an Aussies Open Board title next to his name and is eyeing a Nutri-Grain series victory against his hometown heroes. Away from the surf, he works full time as a structural and civil engineer working on hospitals, schools, bridges and houses.

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

4 years old. I lived across the road from Warilla Beach and I needed to learn surf safety.

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

My heroes were always the other Warilla competitors; Davis Smith, Ali Day, Ben Carberry.

It was so inspiring to see everyone from my hometown going so well – I loved it.

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

Do it now and do it properly.

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

Consistency will always pay off in the long run.

Do you have a secret talent?

I can fall asleep anywhere.

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

High: Winning a state board relay against Matt Poole.

Low: Every time my alarm goes off for swimming.

Do you have any pets?

My housemate Ben Carberry has a dog that I pat sometimes.

What do you think about during a race?

“This hurts.”