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A summer to remember for Kendrick Louis ended in the best possible fashion at the 2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence last weekend when he was crowned the state’s Athlete of the Year.

The consistency of his performance has been one of his greatest strengths at every level of competition throughout 2017/18, and it was this that ultimately gave him top honours in what was a highly competitive field.

During the season he competed at numerous events, including the Ocean 6 and Nutri Grain Iron series, where he placed in the top 10 in the overall standings, and represented his country at the International Surf Rescue Challenge in New Zealand.

Kendrick had a stellar campaign at Branch, State, and National level winning medals both individually and as part of the powerful Manly Taplin team.

His crowning achievement however came on the white sand of Scarborough Beach where in the same place he won a junior ironman title a decade ago, he became the Australian Ironman Champion; the first man in his club’s history to do so.

The 2018 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence are proudly supported by Port Authority of New South Wales with almost 400 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, educators, coaches, and administrators from around the state gathering at Dockside, Cockle Bay to celebrate the season that was.

Kendrick Louis (Manly) enjoyed a stunning year on the circuit 

For a full list of all the winners, and to see photographs from the night, please visit the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence Event Page or our social media channels

Wednesday 29 August 2018