Tuesday 31 October 2023

Surf Life Saving Queensland is pleased to announce its partnership with Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf, the leading surf sports series that brings together the best athletes, events, and experiences in the world of surf life saving.

This new collaboration brings together two powerhouses in the world of surf sports, with Summer of Surf’s renowned all-inclusive events and exceptional racing experience, and SLSQ’s unparalleled expertise and commitment to beach safety while fostering a vibrant surf
life saving community.

The mutual goal of this partnership is to propel the sport to new heights in Queensland in particular and deliver unforgettable experiences to athletes and fans right across the country.

“This partnership will not only enhance the development of the surf life saving movement but also provide invaluable opportunities for our members and athletes to showcase their skills right across the 2023-24 season,” said Kurt Wilson, SLSQ General Manager. “We are committed to working closely with Summer of Surf to ensure the collaboration is a real success and that the positive benefits are felt across the entire organisation.”

The Summer of Surf comprises premier events at Bondi, Manly, Alexandra Headland and Northcliffe while also supporting ten regional events around the country.

“We are delighted to join forces with Surf Life Saving Queensland,” said Trent Goulding, Summer of Surf General Manager. “Their unwavering dedication to surf life saving perfectly aligns with our mission to promote the sport and provide exceptional racing opportunities.

“Together, we aim to create some of the biggest and most memorable events the sport has ever seen while inspiring the next generation of surf life savers in Queensland.”

By leveraging their collective strengths, SLSQ and Summer of Surf are determined to inspire a new generation of surf life savers and athletes, take surf sports to new heights and a wider audience than ever before.

Click here for more information about the 2023/24 Summer of Surf.

Media enquiries
Summer of Surf: Ben Cochrane 0432 295 257 |
SLSQ Brett Moore: 0424 059 974 |

About Summer of Surf
Summer of Surf is the leading surf sports series that brings together the best athletes, events, and experiences in the world of surf life saving. With a commitment to inclusivity and exceptional racing, Summer of Surf provides a platform for athletes to compete at the
highest level while fostering a vibrant community around the sport.

About Surf Life Saving Queensland
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s peak aquatic rescue authority and a leading provider of beach safety education. With a strong focus on surf sports and community engagement, SLSQ is dedicated to saving lives and creating a safer environment
on Queensland’s beaches through rescue, education, and prevention programs.

The Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf looks forward to welcoming surf sports stars from across the country to compete at the incredible Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club for the Shaw and Partners Hayden Kenny Classic


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