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Summer of Surf Ironman and Ironwoman Series Back On Our Screens

Today the Summer of Surf has announced its biggest Shaw and Partners Financial Services Summer of Surf racing schedule to date, which will feature three premier 10,000 point rated events and an expanded race offering of 5,000 & 7,000 point rated events across Australia and a first ever event in New Zealand.

The expanded series boasts a $400,000 prize pool, an additional $250,000 of jackpot prize money if athletes can win multiple races at the premier events and the overall Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Ironman and Ironwoman series champions will be taking home an additional $10,000 and a Subaru XV valued at $40,000.

BOS Oceansport will be giving the highest placed under 19 ironman and ironwoman in the overall ironperson rankings a BOS Tomahawk surf ski.

Northcliffe Surf Club will be once again hosting the official awards dinner and afterparty which will see the presentation of overall series champions as well as special awards including MVP, Oceanmaster, Biggest Battle and the Dean Mercer most inspirational performance award.

Shaw and Partners Financial Services Co-CEO Earl Evans is delighted to be involved for the second instalment of the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf series.

“Our first ever Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf series was such a success and the athletes all did such an incredible job racing and entertaining at the highest level. Shaw and Partners look forward to rolling out an even bigger summer for the athletes which will see an expanded prize pool, jackpot incentives and a better racing experience for athletes of all levels. We are so excited for the summer ahead!”

Summer of Surf is also proud to announce the continued support from Finis, Jolyn, We Are Feel Good Inc, LSKD, Ryan Softboards, Sunshine Coast Council, Major Events Gold Coast and welcomes Oakley, BOS Oceansport and Seven Network to the Summer of Surf.

The two-year official broadcast partnership with Seven marks the first free-to-air broadcast of the Summer of Surf, with further content also made available via Seven’s digital streaming platform, 7plus.

As the Summer of Surf looks forward to showcasing its biggest summer racing schedule to date on Seven, this partnership will see live racing, highlights packages and behind the scenes action become more accessible than ever before.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said the alignment with Summer of Surf is another valuable addition to Seven’s unrivalled sport offering.

“As Your Home of Sport, we are rapt to deliver the Summer of Surf to Seven’s vast and highly-engaged audience on 7plus,” Martin said.

“We know that Australians are hungry for sport content and we look forward to bringing all the action of an incredible 22/23 Summer of Surf campaign on Aussie shores to both the core and emerging audience of surf sports.”

Summer of Surf General Manager Trent Goulding extends a warm welcome to both existing and new partners.

“Rolling out the biggest possible racing schedule is our absolute favourite thing to do. With Shaw and Partners support we have been able to reach our vision of running the greatest summer racing series in the world for athletes by athletes. To have globally recognised brands like Oakley and a broadcast deal with Seven network highlights just how much momentum we have and we look forward to continued growth across all elements of our series.”

Current Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Ironman Champion Matt Bevilacqua hopes he can go back to back with his ironman and board titles and is looking forward to racing on the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf’s biggest platform yet.

Shaw and Partners Financial Services Co-CEO Earl Evans

“The expansion we are seeing in the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf is absolutely mind blowing. Everything from the iconic racing locations, beach atmosphere, broadcast quality and never before seen prize money is all so inspiring. With so much on the line I know we are all chomping at the bit for the summer to roll around and racing to get underway!”

Athletes are encouraged to stay tuned to the Summer of Surf website and social media channels for updated racing schedules and further information on each of the events.

2022/23 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Jackpot Prize Money

10k cash bonus to any athlete who can win two of the same discipline races across the three premier events. (Eg win 2x swim races and you walk away with $10k jackpot)

25k cash bonus to any athlete who can win all three of the same discipline races at all three premier events in the ski, swim and board race. (Eg win all three ski races at the premier events and you walk away with $25k jackpot)

50k cash bonus to any athlete who can win all three of the ironman/ ironwoman races at the three premier events. (Eg win all three ironwoman races and you walk away with $50k jackpot).

2022/23 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Premier Racing Schedule

  • 27th – 30th October – Summer of Surf World Cup 7,000, Coffs Harbour – Tentative
  • 20th November – City of Perth 7,000 – City of Perth, WA – Confirmed 26th November – Wanda Tradies One Club 5,000 Wanda – Tentative
  • 2nd & 3rd December – Shaw and Partners Hayden Kenny Surf Classic 10,000, Alexandra Headland – Confirmed
  • 10th & 11th December – Whangamata Classic 5,000, Whangamata NZ – Confirmed
  • 7th or 8th January – Shaw and Partners Senior Carnival 5,000 – Sorrento WA – Confirmed
  • 8th January – Jim Wall Ironman 5,000, Torquay Vic – Tentative
  • 20th & 21st January – Shaw and Partners Manly Surf Open, Manly 10,000 – Confirmed
  • 22nd January – Freshwater Classic 7,000 – Tentative
  • 27th & 28th January – Murphy Builders Maroochy Classic 7,000, Maroochydore – Confirmed
  • 28th January – Warrnambool Battle of the Bay 5,000 – Confirmed January – Burnie Statewide Carnival exhibition event, Tas – Tentative
  • 10th & 11th February – Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic 10,000, Northcliffe – Confirmed

Summer of Surf would like to thank its partners Shaw and Partners Financial Services, Jolyn Swimwear, Finis Australia, We Are Feel Good Inc, LSKD, Oakley, BOS Oceansport, Seven Network, Redbull, Ryan Softboards, Tourism and Events Queensland, Sunshine Coast Council, Major Events Gold Coast, BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, Alexandra Headlands Surf Club and Manly Life Saving Club.

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