Tiarnee Massie

19

YEARS OLD

QLD

MAROOCHYDORE SLSC

5th

2020/2021 SERIES

board

STRENGTH

Stats

Name: Tiarnee Massie (Ti)
Competitive club: Maroochydore SLSC
Original Club: Maroochydore SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Rounds 1 and 5, 5th
Best series finish: 5th in the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s):  2016 - U15 Board Rescue 2016 - U15 Board Race 2017 - U16 Female Surf Board 2017  U17 Female Board Relay 2017 - U17 Female Taplin 2018 - U17 Surf Race 2018 U17 - Female Surf Team 2018 - U17 Female Single Ski Relay 2019 - U19 Female Board Race 2019 - U19 Female Single Ski Relay 2019 - U19 Female Board Relay

Bio

Tiarnee Massie may be continuing the Massie name in the Nutri-Grain Series in 20/21, but the niece of former Nutri-Grain IronMan Ashley Massie is is quickly forging her own path through the surf. With some impressive feats on her record already, including a bevy of Youth Australian titles and three Australian Lifesaving Team call-ups, Massie is just getting started on the IronWoman circuit and is keen to test her skills against the best during the 2019/20 Nutri-Grain Series. When she is not taking her body to it’s limits, Massie can be found hanging out and chilling with her two dogs.


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

5 years old. My Uncle, Ashley Massie, is a former Nutri-Grain IronMan, so it was only natural that myself and my cousins grew up in the water and doing surf lifesaving.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

My hero has always been Shannon Ecskstein and in later years, Ali Day. Ali is not just an incredible athlete, but an incredible person, and I aspire to be like that.

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

Focus on the process, not the outcome.

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

Never give up and love what you do.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Way too many to count.

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

High: Would have to be going on 3 Australian Surf Lifesaving Teams and qualifying for my first round of the Nutri-Grain Series at 16 years old.

Low: Missing out on qualifying for the Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series by just a single point.

What do you think about on the start line?

I think about staying relaxed and just enjoying it.

What do you think about during a race?

My que words!