2021/22 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf season finale to go down in the history books

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    The Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Classic has wrapped up the Summer of Surf Series in incredible fashion with huge thrills as spills in the famed Summer of Surf Finals Package. 

    It was Matt Poole who stole the show. After receiving a tunnel of honour for his fellow athletes as he entered the arena, he then went on to win what will be the icing on the cake from his incredible career. 

    Having finished in a nail biting close second in last years event to Currumbin’s Jackson Maynard and just last weekend finishing second in his final Nutri-Grain Ironman Series race also in a sprint finish it seemed Poole would leave the sport agonizingly close to one last win. 

    “It’s so crazy out there today, all 20 guys on the line could have won. I wanted that win so badly especially after last weekend’s second place. I couldn’t have scripted my retirement any better, put a fork in me I’m done!

    It was teammate Hannah Scully who stole the show in the women’s racing winning both the Ironwoman and Board Race and Scully offered one of the most excited claims we have seen in recent years. 

    “Last year I was winning before that massive wave took me out so to come back and race on the biggest stage and win means the absolute world to me!

    The Summer of Surf proceeded to run it’s first ever formal awards night where overall champions were crowned and the series was wrapped up for another year. 

    2021/22 Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic Results:

    Male Board:

    Kaan Karadag

    Zach Morris

    Rhys Burrows

    Female Board:

    1. Hannah Scully

    2. Harriet Brown

    3. Georgia Singleton

    Male Swim:

    1. Matt Palmer

    2. Nick Sloman

    3. Joe Collins

    Female Swim:

    1. Noami Scott

    2. Emily Doyle

    3. Lily O’ Sullivan

    Male Ski:

    Loccy Tame

    Jayke Rees

    Sam Roy

    Female Ski:

    1. Danielle Mckenzie

    2. Lucinda Kelly 

    3. Jemma Smith

    Male Ironman:

    1. Matt Poole

    2. Matt Bevilacqua

    3. Ben Carberry

    Female Ironwoman

    1. Hannah Scully

    2. Courtney Hancock

    3. Harriet Brown

    2021/22 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Overall Series Results and specialty awards:

    Male Board:

    1. Matt Bevilacqua

    2. Zach Morris

    3. Kaan Karadag

    Female Board:

    1. Hannah Scully

    2. Lizzie Welborn

    3. Harriet Brown

    Male Swim:

    1. Nick Sloman

    2. Joe Collins

    3. Nic Middleton

    Female Swim:

    1. Naomi Scott

    2. Emily Doyle

    3. Brielle Cooper

    Male Ski:

    1. Noah Havard

    2. Loccy Tame

    3. Riley Fitzsimmons

    Female Ski:

    1. Jemma Smith

    2. Danielle Mckenzie

    3. Hannah Scully

    Male Ironman:

    1. Matt Bevilacqua

    2. Matt Poole

    3. Ben Carberry

    Female Ironwoman:

    1. Harriet Brown         

    2. Hannah Scully

    3. Lizzie Welborn

    Male MVP: Jackson Borg

    Female MVP: Naomi Scott

    Biggest Rivarly: Loccy Tame & Riley Fitzsimons

    Best claim: Cam Guthrie, Alex Headland

    Oceanmaster award: Bianca Raward 

    Dean Mercer Award: Matt Poole

    In exciting news, Shaw and Partners has commited an additional $100,000 of prize money for next summer meaning the Summer of Surf will continue to ride the wave of success generated for this summer of incredible racing. 

    Summer of Surf would like to thank its partners, Shaw and Partners, We Are Feel Good Inc, LSKD, Mr Strange Eyewear, The Sports Hub, Ryan Softboards, BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, Tourism and Events Queensland, Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, North Bondi Surf Club, Sunshine Coast Council, Major Events Gold Coast, Waverley Council, FINIS & Jolyn Swimwear.