Liz Cantor first made waves in Australia as a professional surfer who competed on the Australian Junior Circuit for five years. Sponsored by Billabong, her surfing career took her to Fiji, Tahiti, the Maldives, Hawaii and Europe to compete. She was also the first female Surf Judge to travel internationally on the World Surf League. She maintains her love of surfing today, even catching waves during her recent pregnancy.
Outside of her first love of Surfing, she also confesses to being horse crazy. She started riding from a young age. Last year Liz even purchased a share in a racehorse at the Magic Millions Sales, to learn more about the industry aligned with her Network, Channel Seven.
Liz completed her Journalism degree in 2003. She has said she had considered studying Marine Biology, but the performance side of her personality pulled her towards a career in media. She combined her Communications degree with a Meteorology Course, through the Australian Bureau.
She made her on-screen debut in the 2002 Australian feature film Blurred, which followed five groups of teenagers as they hit the road for Schoolies Week. A year later she appeared in the 2003 film Gettin Square before landing a role on Australian television drama series Blue Water High as ‘Corin Hardy’ in 2005. That year she won a spot on the Channel 7 reality television show The Mole, a show which kick-started her career with Channel 7. She competed against 12 other contestants and won, leaving the show with $200,000 in prize money.
After a whirlwind year in 2005 Channel 7 hired Cantor as a presenter on Queensland’s water based outdoor adventure lifestyle program Creek to Coast and shortly after this The Great South East, a travel program focusing on tourist attractions in South East Queensland. Also, that year Cantor made her debut as a weather presenter for Channel 7 News, and in 2008 she became the presenter for the national live Lotto draws. Cantor still fills each of these roles today, with over 15 years experience in live television. Liz has also added to this list, host of travel and lifestyle show Queensland Weekender.
In 2016 she gained the title 2 x Reality TV Show winner! After appearing and winning new ultra HD network INSIGHT TV’s first ever adventure reality show Living Stone – Botswana. The show went to air internationally and saw Liz and husband Ryan represent Australia, surviving starvation and the wilderness of Africa, against other couples from England, New Zealand, America, South Africa and The Middle East.
Liz is currently an ambassador for Suzuki and stars in their “Way of Life” TVC’s and campaigns. She’s also a spokesperson and ambassador for the Michael J Fox Foundation ‘Shake it Up’ raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. Liz also makes regular appearances on breakfast radio shows for NOVA, Hot Tomato, Gold FM, Sea FM and HIT105.
Cantor married ex Ironman Ryan Lysaught and has one toddler and another bub due late August 2018. They live on the Gold Coast.