Max Beattie






2021/2021 SERIES




Name: Max Beattie
Competitive club: Surfers Paradise SLSC (AUS), Omanu Beach SLSC (NZ)
Original Club: Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: N/A
Best series finish: 11th in the 2015/16 Nutri-Grain Series
Aussie title(s): 2015 - Open Male Surf Teams


Max Beattie is a proud kiwi IronMan, having represented the New Zealand Blackfins for more than a decade. In that time he has claimed three World Lifesaving titles and was named the World Ironman Champion in 2016. Beattie is no stranger to the Nutri-Grain Iron Series, with the 2021/22 competition being his fifth trip around the elite cans. When not competing and training, Beattie has a career in Marketing and also coaches the rising stars at Surfers Paradise SLSC.

Max, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

In the under 6’s because I grew up on the beach, and my parents wanted me to be safe around the water.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

I had so many at different times in my life and different idols that affected me in different ways. But right now and for the last few years, training and racing alongside (and against) Ali Day, I’ve got a front row seat to one of the most amazing and committed athletes I’ve ever seen.

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

“Don’t talk about it, be about it” – Taddy McDonnell

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Everyone’s journey is different, and people achieve things at different times in their career. If you love it, and keep working hard, the results will come.

What do you think about on the start line?

My first step.

What do you think about during a race?

Trying to stay calm, and worry about each moment in front of me. Not get overwhelmed by the bigger picture

Max, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: 2016 World Ironman/Board/Taplin/Board Rescue champion and overall world title with NZ Blackfins.

Low: Rupturing my ACL and sitting out the 2018 season.

Do you have a secret talent?

Nah, I’m pretty open about my talents.