The fittest surf lifesavers in the country have shown how they can navigate big surf conditions during the Super Sprint today at Kurrawa Beach.

Reigning IronMan champion Ali Day (Surfers Paradise) put on another dominant performance, showing his sensational surf skills, jagging a wave from half way home to claim the win in front of Matt Bevilacqua (Northcliffe) and Jy Timperley (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park).

“Three seconds handicap is nothing, when you’ve got someone like Bevy (Matt Bevilacqua) breathing down your neck,” Day said.

“He’s the best board paddler in our field, he’s the best board paddler in our sport and has been for a really long time. Particularly in conditions like this, he chases runners like no one else.

“I just knew that if anything I had to get off to a really good start, and be at the pointy end for that first race because when you’re in this pursuit format you want to be in the box seat.

“I couldn’t have put myself in a better position, I went off first and did all the little things right. It was good, I’m happy, and it obviously helps when you’re winning,” he said.

The fourth straight win for Day in the 2022 Nutri-Grain IronMan Series cements his spot in first place, but the race isn’t over yet.

“The Series is still well and truly on, I’ve got Bevy breathing down my neck, and Jy (Timperley) is right there as well,” Day said.

“There’s still two more races to go, it’s a long time and a lot can happen between now and then.

“But tomorrow is another day, and I’m just trying to focus on the positives – I’ve got a good team around me and I’m just grateful to be here,” he said.

In the IronWoman race, Harriet Brown (Northcliffe) continued her sensational run, leading from start to finish in the final race. Despite starting off a six second handicap, Brown set up a commanding lead in the opening swim leg, which she held onto throughout the ski and board.

“I had a lot of fun today, it’s super windy but I like it like that because it means I just have to really focus on my own race, because if I don’t a wave can come out of nowhere,” Brown said.

“When I went out on the board, I could see all the skis coming in and I did not want to be anywhere near them.“So I ran down a little bit further to try and dodge them, and that seemed to work really well,” she said.

Georgia Miller impressed everyone on the beach, coming back from a 39 second handicapped start to finish in second spot. Brown and Miller’s Northcliffe team mate, New Zealander Danielle McKenzie rounded out the podium in third.

“It’s so good for Northcliffe to be on the podium – I think it really shows what a good job Floody (Naomi Flood) is doing,” Brown said.

“It was also so good for Georgia to come through from the back of the pack and see her on the podium, she’s inspiring for all of us,” she said.

Racing will return tomorrow, Saturday 5 February at Kurrawa Beach from 12pm (AEDT). Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will broadcast live via Channel 9.