Ali Day






2023/2024 SERIES




Name: Alastair Day (Ali)
Competitive club: Surfers Paradise SLSC
Original Club: Warilla Barrick Point SLSC
Best round of 2022/23: Round 4 - 1st
Best series finish: 2014/15, 2018/19, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2023/24 Series, 1st
Aussie title(s):  2023 - Open Ironman 2022 - Open Ironman 2021 - Open Ironman, Open Male Board


Five-time Iron Series champion. Nine-time Coolangatta Gold champion. There is no doubting Ali Day’s incredible skill in the surf. Originally from the NSW South Coast, Day has competed and found success in just about every facet of surf sport competition. After missing the 2019/20 Elite Series due to injury, Day returned to scene with a remarkable six wins from six starts, a feat that has never before been achieved.

Ali, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

9 years old. I loved the beach and my parents wanted us to get involved.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

Caine Eckstein. I loved his attitude and how tough he was.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

There’s no substitute for hard work.

Your advice for aspiring Shaw and Partners Iron Athletes?

Work hard, never give up and enjoy it.

What do you think about on the starting line?

My family.

What do you think about during a race?

Keeping things simple and focusing on myself.

Ali, what has been a high and low in your surf sports journey?

High: Qualifying for the Iron Series when I was only 19.

Low: Being injured and missing two years of the sport.

Do you have a secret talent?

I have a really good memory.