|Nickname||Kenj, Kenny, Kenno|
|Born||Mona Vale, NSW|
- Winner Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Series trial 2011
- 3 x Jnr Australian Ironman champion.
- Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IronMan Series debut 08/09
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NAME: Kendrick Louis
NAME YOU GET CALLED DOWN THE BEACH: Kenj, Kenny
HOME TOWN: Newport, Sydney. NSW
FORMER CLUBS: Collaroy
COACH: Michael King
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN SURF LIFE SAVING?: 10
BEST LEG: I would like to think they are all pretty good, but mainly my swim leg
DO YOU HAVE FAMILY THAT COMPETE TOO (AND IF SO, WHO)?: Two Brothers, Bart (Handler) and Howard
FAVOURITE IRONMAN / IRONWOMAN: Nathan Smith, Zane Holmes and Trevor Hendy.
FAVOURITE HOME SURF SPOT: Bungan Beach and North Narrabeen, Sydney Northern Beaches
FAVOURITE FORMAT: Either the round at Marathon at Perth (Rd4), or Triple Sprint at Portsea (Rd2)
BOARD YOU PADDLE: KRACKA
SKI YOU PADDLE: Gibbons (GRX)
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER: My parents (continual support), Various coaches, Holly Ward (girlfriend), James Brooks
TOP THREE COMPETITION RESULTS:
- Captain U/21 Australian team 2011 (International surf rescue challenge, NZ)
- Winner Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Series Trial 2011
- 3 x Australian Junior Ironman Champion. (06/07, 07/08, 08/09)
- Sitting 2nd overall in the 2011/2012 ironman series until suffering season ending injury in the 4th round.
2010/11 SEASON GOALS: To earn my spot in the top 10 of the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain series, to race for Australia in the open team, to make my first Aussie Ironman final and to keep living my dream
CAREER GOALS: To win an Australian open IronMan title, to win a Kellogg’s IronMan series, to build my own house, to live a happy, healthy, and successful life.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPONSORS (AND IF SO, WHO): KRACKA Surfcraft, Jarvis Constructions, My parents, Gibbons Surf skis, Bennet Paddles. ENGINE SWIMWEAR.
WHAT’S THE HEAVIEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE SURF? Surfing at my local beach and a dolphin jumping over me, getting smashed on the reef surfing Uluwatu, taking a big set on my ski at Australian Titles at Kurrawa and getting absolutely hammered (thought it was a good idea at the time)
APART FROM IRNONMAN RACING, HOW DO YOU EARN A CRUST: I work as a qualified carpenter full time with my brother and my dad building houses and renovations.
IS ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY FAMOUS: My brother is pretty famous for his moves on the dance floor….but other than that… NO
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAMOUS FRIENDS: Nate Johnstone – Pro snowboarder Hayden Quinn (Master Chef) Ben Stratten, Josh Gibson. ( Hawthorn AFL players )
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE: Would have to say my parents, they always have the best advice, Rodger Federer being an awesome athlete and an even better role model for fellow athletes and my grandfather – quote: “Do it once, Do it right”
NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO GO ON A SURF TRIP WITH (YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW THEM): Billy Slater, Anthony Keadis (Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer), Julian Wilson, Buddy Franklin.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Dads Chicken Schnitzels and Mums home made Lasagna. EPIC
FAVOURITE DRINK: Love a good Choc/Banana smoothie and solo. Bsc, protein recovery. ( also Choc/ Banana )
FAVOURITE BAND / PERFORMER: John Mayer and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, 360
TOP 5 SONGS ON YOUR IPOD The Opposite of Adults – Chiddy Bang), Snow – Red hot Chili Peppers, Avicci – Levels Why Georgia – John Mayer, I love it – Hiltop Hoods.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Home and Away, Nitro Circus, AFL 360
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Law Abiding Citizen, Fighting fear, Art Of Flight .
FAVOURITE SPORTING TEAM: Sydney Roosters NRL rugby league team, Hawthorn Hawks.
SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME:
- That I used to be terrified of the surf and the ocean up until I was about 8 or 9
- Love riding dirt bikes.
- I am a big supporter of any charity
- Extreme sport addict
- I severely injured my knee last season