TAKE OUT NUDIE AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE EVENT AT KIAMA.
BEACH, KIAMA (Saturday, 15 September 2018): Elouera Boardriders Club have
taken out the southern NSW nudie Australian Boardriders Battle event,
taking down 13 other fired up boardriders clubs from south of the Sydney
Harbour Bridge in clean three-foot waves at Jones Beach.
The Cronulla club which comprises of World Surf League (WSL) Championship
Tour (CT) surfer Connor OLeary, Shane Campbell, Jarvis Earle, Paul
Holbrook and Nichola Turner lit up the punchy peaks nailing a giant 31.57
heat total to get the nod ahead of fellow finalists Scarborough, Maroubra
United and Bondi who took second, third and fourth respectively.
Were so pumped to have won this event, said OLeary.
Weve been trying to win this qualifier for so long and weve
finally done it. Its an event series we all look forward to all
year as the calibre of surfing is always so high. Were definitely
going to give it everything weve got at the National Final at Newcastle.
was awarded the AirAsia Wave of the Day for a massive near-perfect nine-point
ride in his semi-final.
Nic Squires (Scarborough) claimed the Oakley Prizm Performer Award for
his impressive approach and tenacity over the entirety of the event.
Participating clubs included Bondi, Southbridge, Jones Beach, Ulladulla,
Maroubra, Woonoona, Scarborough, Sandon Point, Culburra, Elouera, Port
Kembla, Dalmeny and Werri Beach.
The main base for event two of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle
was Bombo or Jones Beach.
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the
World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour
surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders
club at respective state qualifying events as well as the national final.
purpose of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle program is to build
the profile and capacity of community boardriders clubs Australia-wide.
In the past five years, Surfing Australia has invested over $750,000 into
Surfing Australia affiliated boardriders clubs as part of the nudie Australian
Boardriders Battle series.
The 2018 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is Australias biggest
grassroots boardriders event and involves more than 60 of Australias
best boardrider clubs across eight state qualifying rounds with 24 clubs
competing at the National Final in Newcastle.
Major sponsors of the 2018/19 series include the naming rights partner
nudie and supporting sponsors Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, Nikon, AirAsia,
Destination NSW, Localsearch, Newcastle City Council, World Surf League,
mySURF.tv, XXXX Summer Bright Larger, Fox Sports, 2XP and Surfing Australia.
1 Elouera 31.57
2 Scarborough 26.26
3 Maroubra United 23.87
4 Bondi 22.77
Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2018/19 calendar:
ABB - EVENT 1 - Gold Coast, QLD - August 25, 2018
ABB - EVENT 2 - Kiama, NSW - Sept 15, 2018
ABB - EVENT 3 - NSW Central - North Narrabeen, NSW - Sept 22, 2018
ABB - EVENT 4 - NSW Nth - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 6, 2018
ABB - EVENT 5 - Trigg, WA - Oct 27, 2018
ABB - EVENT 6 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 10, 2018
ABB - EVENT 7 - Phillip Island, VIC - Nov 24, 2018
ABB - EVENT 8 - Clifton Beach TAS - Dec 15, 2018
ABB - National Final - Newcastle, NSW TBC