D2019 DP BATTLE ROYAL
Cant wait to Saturday October 18th
BATTLE ROYALE RETURNS
Epic local surfing competition the DP Battle Royale returns this
Saturday October 18, after a year off in 2018.
Battle Royale is the biggest one-day invite-only surf comp in the
region with 32 male and eight female surfers selected from
southern Sydney to the far south coast.
Multiple beaches and points have been booked with the best
surf option on the day chosen.
Weve booked Stanwell Park and every beach south through to
Woonona, says the man who lends his name to the event,
Sandon Point would be the dream run, 6 foot Sandon point firing.
The list of surfers reads like a whos who of local talent with young
rippers up against more seasoned pros.
Youve got local guys who might be winning your local boardriders
pointscores, things like that, they could be up against somebody who
has spent ten years on the world tour like Phil McDonald, so its
obviously going to be a hoot for those guys, Perese says.
The format for the mens event is 32 surfers divided into four man
heats for Round 1, with that number cut in half then switching to
man-on-man for the remaining rounds.
The women see two semi-finals of four take to the water, then a four
women final, doubling the number of women surfers from previous years.
Scarborough Boardrides have taken over as the main organisers with
club president Christian de Clouett orchestrating the event.
We are rapt to be bringing this surf event to our region, he said.
40/20 Beer Co is the presenting sponsor for the mens event and
Sissterevolution wetsuits will present the eight-surfer womans division.
The presentation afterwards will be held at Beaches Hotel Thirroul,
with plenty of giveaways, including a DP surfboard.
To capture the event on social media follow DP Surfboards and
Scarborough Boardriders on Instagram.
Contact: Chrisitian de Clouett 0414 738 012 or Ian Pepper 0403 570 041
Who to watch:
Shane Campbell the DP Battle Royale champ from 2017 hails from Cronulla
Beach. He is actually of Canadian, Australian and Italian decent and earlier
this year won the Canadian Olympic team selections and finished 2nd in the
Canadian nationals. At his local Elouera Boardriders Club he hasnt lost an
event he entered since June 2016.
Jay Brown, one of the most exciting and experienced groms going around,
is also from Cronulla. He finished 3rd in the International Gromsearch Final in
Brazil in 2018 after winning the Australian U16s Boys event.
Nic Squiers, a veteran of the Illawara surfing scene, runs the Illawarra
Surfing Academy when he is not travelling the world and the country competing
in WQS events. In February this year, during his first ever trip to Hawaii Squiers
surfed through to Round 5 of the Volcom Pipe Pro finishing 17th in the prestigious
event. He then backed it up with a 5th at the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro in March.
Phil McDonald hails from Tomakin on the far south coast but travelled the word
surfing from the age of 13 until his retirement as a professional in 2009.
He rose to the ranking of 5th on the ASP (prior to the WSL) after beating
some of the best surfers in the world, including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Any Irons.
Kalani Ball is still relatively young but with a wealth of experienced having travelled
the world on the QS for a number of years. The aerialist from Stanwell Park
finished 9th in the US Open of Surfing this year when he scored an upset win
over American Kolohe Andino, who was ranked No 1 in the world at the time.