Boardriders take out the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle at Kiama.
BEACH, KIAMA (Saturday, 26 October 2019): Elouera Boardriders have claimed
their second nudie Australian Boardriders Battle event in as many years,
dominating the competition today in punchy offshore conditions at Jones
Anchored by former World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) Rookie
Of The Year Connor OLeary, Elouera lit up the one-to-two foot surf
consistently posting scores in the excellent range. With the collective
effort of team members Shane Campbell, Jarvis Earle, Rachel McKendrick,
O'Leary and Luke Weinert, Elouera was able to finish the final with solid
38.25 total to gain the upper hand against their fellow finalists.
To win this event twice in two years is a dream come true,
said OLeary. The whole team put on some awesome surfing, especially
our grommet Jarvis who posted a 9.07 in the final which was the highest
of anyone in the team. I cant wait to get to Newcastle next year
for the National Final and compete against clubs from all around the country.
third and fourth place finishers Bondi, Culburra Beach and Scarborough
all showed moments of brilliance in the final but were unable to chase
down Elouera and finished the final with heat totals in the low-to-mid
Elouera, Bondi and Culburra Beach all qualify for the National Final next
Now in its seventh season, the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is
the country's biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than
60 of Australias best boardrider clubs and $110,000 in prize money.
The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which
allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (Men and Women) the opportunity
to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying
events and the National Final.
Adding to the high stakes at the State qualifying events will be two speciality
awards. The Oakley Prizm Performer will be awarded to the standout surfer,
while the AirAsia Big Air will be presented to the surfer who does the
biggest and best aerial maneuver at each event.
The 2019/20 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by
nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, AirAsia, 2XP, WSL, MySurf.Tv, Fox
Sports and Surfing Australia.
1st: Elouera Boardriders
2nd: Bondi Boardriders
3rd: Culburra Beach Boardriders
4th: Scarborough Boardriders
AirAsia Big Air Award: Jarvis Earle (Elouera Boardriders)
Oakley Prizm Award: Nic Squiers (Scarborough Boardriders)
2019/2020 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Calendar
ABB - EVENT 1 - Gold Coast, QLD - Aug 24, 2019
ABB - EVENT 2 - Trigg, WA - Sept 21, 2019
ABB - EVENT 3 - NSW Nth - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 13, 2019
ABB - EVENT 4 - NSW Sth - Kiama, NSW - Oct 26, 2019
ABB - EVENT 5 - NSW Central - North Narrabeen, NSW - Nov 2, 2019
ABB - EVENT 6 - Phillip Island, VIC - Nov 9, 2019
ABB - EVENT 7 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 23, 2019
ABB - EVENT 8 - Clifton Beach TAS - Dec 14, 2019
National Final Newcastle NSW - Feb 15-16, 2020