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Bonnie Hancock

Growing up in the small NSW town of Sawtell, Bonnie was primarily a board paddler and swimmer and as a late bloomer on the ski, didn’t pick up a paddle until the age of 17.

Her first race on a ski was the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironwoman trials 6 months later, where she managed to grab a spot in the Professional series, and would be the youngest in the series for the next 3 years.

Bonnie competed on the Ironwoman circuit for the next 8 years, as well as competing at State, Australian and World titles. In that time highlights include:

-Multiple Australian Open board relay and swim team gold

-Female Australian Open Double Ski gold 2011

-3rd Coolangatta Gold 2012

-2nd Kellogg’s Series round Coolum 2012

-State Open surf race gold 2011

-Australian Open Surf Race bronze 2011

-World Board Rescue gold 2008 & 2012

-Junior Australian team member


After a two year layoff, Bonnie decided to focus on ski paddling, after struggling to fit in the training required for Ironwoman racing around work as a dietitian. Since switching to ski paddling, highlights include:

-State Gold Open Female ski 2018

-Australian Bronze Open Female ski 2018

-Winner of Summer of Surf Female Ski series 2018

-Captaining QLD interstate team and winning female ski, taplin and mixed ski relay 2018

-5th Molokai to Oahu Female Ocean ski 2018

-7th ICF World Ocean Ski Championships 2019

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