2020 SLSNZ Awards of Excellence Winners Booklet


The Surf Life Saving National Awards of Excellence programme recognises the contribution of our amazing members from the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations to all of our winners and award recipients.

Mairangi Bay’s Danielle McKenzie achieved the TSB

International Sport Performance of the Year after winning all of

her ski races at the International Surf Rescue Challenge in

South Africa. McKenzie competed in five ski races over three

days of competition - three ski team races and two individual


She won them all.

At the SLSNZ Nationals McKenzie again dominated the field

across the beach in what was a truly exceptional, and record

breaking, performance. She now holds the record for the

greatest number of NZ National Title wins in Surf Lifesaving

Sport with 42 open wins (comprising individual, team, ocean

and pool rescue wins), 81 open medals and 96 medals in total

including age group medals.

Awards of Excellence

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