2021/22 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Series to Culminate with Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Classic


    The 2021/22 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf finale is set to take place the 11th & 12th of February with the Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Classic. 

    In the largest racing schedule the Summer of Surf has ever presented with nine events successfully being run and won on the Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Victoria and Western Australia, the Summer of Surf Series is set to reach its conclusion at the home of surf sports: Northcliffe Surf Club.  

    Shaw and Partners Co-CEO Earl Evans is ecstatic to watch the season’s finale go down. 

    “We are so proud to support such an exciting summer of racing. We have already seen some of the best surf sports racing in history go down and with both overall series honours and $130,000 of prize money on the line I think the best racing is still to come!” 

    The event is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast and Mayor Tom Tate is very excited for all the action.  

    “We love our city’s major events calendar and this epic contest tops the list,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

    “The best surf athletes battling for serious prize money and all in honour of the GOAT himself – Shannon Eckstein. Bring it on!”

    Northcliffe’s very own Matt Bevilacqua sits atop both the board and ironman leaderboards and will be aiming for the quinella as well as his share of the $20,000 prize money up for grabs in the Shannon Eckstein Ironman race. 

    “I am so excited to be leading both the board and Ironman series heading into the final event. Shannon was such an inspiration to me growing up and I would be so stoked to win my second Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic as well as the overall series!”

    Clubmate and long-term friend Matt Poole has announced his retirement and is looking forward to the opportunity racing on his home beach for the very last time as he caps off an incredible career. 

    “It’s really fitting that I started my professional career as an Ironman at Northcliffe and I will also end my professional career here. I am really excited to race this weekend!”

    Danielle Mckenzie has her hands on both the ironwoman and ski race trophy while Lizzie Welborn is within striking distance to clinch both the ironwoman and board race titles. With 10,000 points on offer we could see some serious shake ups in the rankings so we the live streamed finals package will be a must watch if you can’t make it down to Northcliffe at 1pm on Saturday. 

    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.

    2021/22 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Series current leaderboards: 

    Open Womens Board Final

    1. Madison Spencer                       Newport                       20,900

    2. Lizzie Welborn                   Newport                       20,000

    3. Hannah Scully                    Northcliffe                    16,700

    Open Mens Board Final

    1. Matt Bevilacqua                         Northcliffe                    25,600

    2. Zach Morris                                Newport                       17,300

    3. Kye Taylor                                   Swansea Belmont                 17,100

    Open Womens Swim Final

    1. Emily Doyle                                 Newport                       17,800

    2. Georgia Miller                   Northcliffe                    17,300

    3. Naomi Scott                               Manly                                    17,300

    Open Mens Swim Final

    1. Joe Collins                                   Northcliffe                    21,150

    2. Nick Sloman                               Northcliffe                   15,110

    3. Zach Morris                                Newport                       15,000

    Open Women Ski Final

    1. Jemma Smith                     Newport                       20,000

    2. Danielle Mckenzie                      Northcliffe                    19,785

    3. Rachel Crerar                    Manly                                    16,100

    Open Mens Ski Final

    1. Riley Fitzsimmons                      Northcliffe                   19,360

    2. Jackson Collins                            North Bondi                          18,600

    3. Noah Havard                     North Bondi                          18,600

    Open Ironwoman Final

    1. Danielle Mckenzie                      Northcliffe                    21,000

    2. Lizzie Welborn                   Newport                       20,550

    3. Naomi Scott                               Manly                                    19,750

    Open Ironman Final

    1. Matt Bevilacqua                         Northcliffe                   19,850

    2. Zach Morris                                Newport                       17,800

    3. Jackson Borg                     Newport                       17,130