Brie Bennett | Jumpflex Athlete
Brie aged 18, was born in Hamilton but has spent most of her life in the famous small town of Raglan, New Zealand.
It all began when her father took her to the popular Ngaranui beach and pushed her into her first wave at just 11 years old. From that day on she found a real love and passion for surfing. That year she entered her first national surfing competition and placed 3rd! This was a sign of great things to come!
Brie showed her parents her dedication, discipline, and determination, going out in the middle of winter in a spring suit, bearing the cold water determined to improve her surfing. In 2015 Brie won the NZ Surfing Nationals U14 girls title, and took out the majority of her competitions that year.
In following years of Brie competing on the New Zealand competitive circuit, success continued to arise: she won multiple national competitions, was selected to represent the Waikato region, and she was a part of the Olympic training squad. In both 2018 and 2019 she was selected to represent New Zealand in the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Hunington Beach, California.
Brie's longterm goals are to make a career out of surfing by qualifying for the World Surf League. Since surfing has now been named as a part of the Olympics so she hopes to qualify for the 2024 Olympic games!
Here are some of Brie's awesome achievements!
2021 Current Head Girl of Raglan Area School
2021 2nd U18 Surfing Nationals Piha
2020 Maori National U18 Surf Champ
2019 Waikato Secondary Sportswoman of the Year
2019 3rd Billabong Surfing Competition Sunshine Coast Australia
2019 Qualified for the World RipCurl GromSearch International Final Costa Rica
2018-2019 Selected to represent New Zealand in the ISA World Surfing Championships [placing in the top 25] Huntington Beach, California.
2018 U16 NZ National Surf Champ Gisborne
2017 U14 NZ National Surf Champ Piha
2017 Waikato Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Brie, we're so stoked to have you as part of the Jumpflex Athletes crew. You're so dedicated to your sport and we love that you're aiming to get to the Olympics in 2024!
Follow Brie's progress on her Instagram as well as on the Jumpflex Instagram.
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