Lennox Head Ironman is now a celebrity on the tellie as well
LENNOX Head surf lifesaver Tanyn Lyndon is starring in a new reality show and returning to the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series next month.
The first of an eight-part series titled Deep Water premiered on NBN Television on Sunday which featured Lyndon and five other professional ironmen travelling and competing in Western Australia.
It is a prelude to the upcoming Nutri-Grain Series and includes big names Shannon Eckstein, Caine Eckstein, Ky Hurst, Matt Poole and Kendrick Louis.
Lyndon was a replacement for Kiama professional Ali Day who pulled out with a stress fracture injury.
"I got invited on to the show and it was an amazing experience," Lyndon said.
"They were calling me grommy and it was pretty surreal to be part of something with all these guys I've looked up to."
Lyndon, 21, has had one season on the Nutri-Grain Series before injury saw him miss out last year.
"I dislocated my shoulder three days before the trials," Lyndon said.
"I was on track to requalify and it was just bad luck with what happened."
He set a goal to return to competition at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
Lyndon, who now represents Gold Coast club Northcliffe finished second in the open ironman.
He will compete in the short course section of the Coolangatta Gold this weekend before focussing all his attention on the Nutri-Grain Series.
"I was a little bit disappointed with some of my results in that first year," Lyndon said.
"I think I was just happy to be there and go along for the journey.
"This time I'm there to race and will be looking to place.
"It will still be a bit intimidating going up against some of my idols.
"You've got about 15 guys who are all as good as each other on any day."