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Charlize “Cookie” Menefy

Upcoming Surf Ironwoman / Student




Australian / New Zealand


Ironwoman / Board / Ski Paddling


Board, Ski & Bodysurfing 


I started paddling on a BOS ski when I was 14.  I’d seen some of the top athletes of this sport paddle them and I knew it was the right way to go …. I haven’t looked back.  Unfortunately, my ski got badly damaged in some crazy surf conditions at the 2022 Shannon Eckstein classic in the Open Iron final, so a new ski was on the cards. That and being selected for NZ Junior Worlds team required a ‘cry out’ to Reece in the hope he could make up a new one as soon as possible so I didn’t have any down time from training.  He came through with the goods and my new ski has served me well – performs really well, is super responsive and looks perfect!!  Reece has always been supportive and keen to see me develop my skills and move forward with the sport.  I know he’s only a phone call away should I need any assistance. 
It’s an honour to be considered a BOS ambassador.

MY Experience

Personal profile

I love being in the ocean when the surf is on, whether that be on my board, ski, surfing, or bodysurfing.

  • 3rd single ski QLD state titles 2024

  • 6th single ski Aussie titles 2024

  • 3rd overall at Next Gen Nutri-Grain trials 2023

  • Coolangatta Gold Short Course 2021, U19’s – 2nd   

  • 2022 Junior NZ Black Fins Worlds Team – 5th Junior World Ironwoman Race

  • Shannon Eckstein SOS round 2022 – Open Iron Final and 2nd U17 Iron 

  • 4th U17 Aussies Iron, 2022

  • 7th open ski final at Shannon Eckstein 2023

  • ERC’s 2023 @ Mount Maunganui, NZ.  3rd Open Iron, 2nd U19 Iron, 2nd U19 swim

  • Trans Tasman Tri Series 2023

  • NZ HP Squad 2023

  • House Captain 2023

My family and friends have always had a huge impact on my life. Dad started my love for the water, getting me on a surfboard when I was a young grom.  He’d paddle along side of me, teaching and building my skills and confidence in the ocean. 

I started my surf club journey at Mermaid Beach SLSC in U8’s where I used to cry before every Sunday morning Nipper session. It was here and in the years that followed that I met some of my best friends to date and my love for the sport began to grow. Towards the end of 2022 I made the move to Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park where I’m training under Michael King and aiming to fulfill my goal of making the Nutri-Grain Series in the future.  I’m not afraid of hard work and will continue to push even when the going gets tough. I love the outdoors, the ocean and all the adventures these bring. 


Outside of the sport, I’m in my last year of school.  After this, I’m keen to do some more international racing and travel before beginning university. 

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