Danielle McKenzie started her surf career in New Zealand competing for the Mairangi Bay club. She is also a competitor for the unbelievable powerful Northcliffe club on the Gold Coast.
Danielle was part of the NZ Surf Life Saving team that took out the 2014 World Championships national teams competition in France. Not only was she the youngest member of the Kiwi team but McKenzie won gold in the national teams board race and silver in the IronWoman. Prior to that Danielle won seven medals at the 2014 NZ National Surf Life Saving champs and two medals at the Australian Championships.
McKenzie is a jack-of-all-trades - a great swimmer who has shown incredible talent on the bike and run to become an international medalist in triathlon. A successful professional IronWoman career is still developing, and there is little doubt that she has the potential to be a Coolangatta Gold champion in the future.
Whilst she might lack some of the experience of many of her older rivals, McKenzie is a quick learner and what better place to pick up a few tips than at her Australian club Northcliffe where she trains under master coach Gavin Hill alongside no less than five other 2015/16 Nutri-Grain IronWoman series competitors.
- 3rd Unlimited Molokai 2 Oahu Prone Paddleboard Champion 2017
- 3rd Long Course Coolangatta Gold 2017
- Open Sports Women of the Year, AUT University 2017