Jenaya Massie - Sprint Kayaking and Surf Life Saving
DOB: 23 April 2002
Born: Sunshine Coast
Home: Alexandra Headland, Queensland
Favourite Vaikobi Item: VCOLD Flex Paddle Pants
Weapons of choice: Epic Surf Ski & Jantex Paddle
Jenaya began Surf Life Saving at the age of 5 and has continued her passion and love of sport. Today, Jenaya is committed to achieving her personal goal to be selected in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Australian team for her chosen sport of Sprint Kayaking. In 2018, Jenaya was selected in the Australian Youth Olympic Games Team for two disciplines; Sprint and Slalom Kayak, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Since then, she has continued to represent Australia at national and international level in sprint kayak and ocean paddling. Jenaya recently won gold on the U18 K1 1000m at the Australian Sprint Kayak Championships, and also won silver in the U18 K1 500 and U18 K2 500m. These outstanding performances secured her a spot on the 2020 World Junior Sprint Kayak Championship team to be held in Brandenburg, Germany.
Jenaya is the current two times U18 K2 500m and U18 K1 500m Asia Pacific champion and is striving to continue this success in upcoming regattas. Out of the kayak, Jenaya has continued her love of paddling in a different craft. She has found a new passion in an ocean ski and is excited about downwind paddling. In March 2020, Jenaya won the won the U19 Australian Downwind Championships and was selected to represent Australia at the 2020 World Ocean Racing Championships in Portugal.