Big Names Locked And Loaded For nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series National Final In Newcastle
NEWCASTLE/NSW(February 14th/2019): World Surf League (WSL) stars Owen Wright, Mikey Wright, Wade Carmichael, Adrian Buchan, Ryan Callinan, Ethan Ewing and Tyler Wright are just a few big names to have been entered on team sheets for the 2019 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Final at Newcastle Main Beach on February 16-17.
Other household surfing names like Joel Parkinson (Snapper), Stu Kennedy (Le Ba), Adam Melling (Le Ba), Dion Atkinson(Seaford), Bede Durbidge (Point Lookout), Shane Bevan (North Shore), Jay Thompson (Burleigh), Lee Winkler(Coffs Harbour), Luke Egan(Merewether), Soli Bailey (Byron Bay), Nikki Van Dijk (Phillip Island), Bronte Macaulay (Margaret River) and Macy Callaghan (North Shelley) are also confirmed on team sheets.
Former Champions Avoca Boardriders Club have entered a team capable of going blow for blow with any other entered in the event. Current WSL men’s tour competitors Adrian Buchan and Wade Carmichael (2018 WSL Men’s Tour Rookie of the Year) join WSL QS stars Sandon Whitaker, Kirra-belle Olsson, Caleb Tancred and Finn Hill in what will be a hard team to beat.
Current WSL men's world number nine Wade Carmichael said: “The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Final is amazing in that as individual surfers we get to go into a team environment with our club that brings out all that passion and feeling everyone loves. We (Avoca) have won it before and would love to win it again. Our team can match it with any other club that’s for sure so we say bring it on!”
The final vacant position in the National Final will be filled by the winner of the nudie Trials on the Saturday (Feb 16th) morning with local clubs Bay Area Boardriders, Frenchmens Boardriders, East End Boardriders and Redhead Boardriders to do battle for the chance to gain entry to the world’s biggest and best boardriders event.
For more info visit www.australianboardridersbattle.com
The twenty-four qualified clubs are:
SNAPPER ROCKS SURFRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
POINT LOOKOUT BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
BURLEIGH HEADS BOARDRIDERS CLUB QLD)
NORTH SHORE BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
ELOUERA BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
SCARBOROUGH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
MAROUBRA UNITED BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH STEYNE BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
AVOCA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH AVALON SURFRIDERS ASSOCIATION (NSW)
LE-BA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
COFFS HARBOUR BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
BYRON BAY BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
MARGARET RIVER BOARDRIDERS CLUB (WA)
BONDI BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
SEAFORD BOARDRIDERS (SA)
TORQUAY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)
SOUTH ARM BOARDRIDERS (TAS)
CULBURRA BEACH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
MEREWETHER SURFBOARD CLUB (NSW)
NORTH NARRABEEN BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
NORTH SHELLY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
PHILLIP ISLAND BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)
NUDIE TRIALS WINNER (NSW)
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs. Taking place across eight state qualifying rounds, 24 qualifying clubs will come together at the National Final in Newcastle in February to decide who'll be crowned Australia's best boardriding club.
The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (Men & Women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.
The 2018/19 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Woolworths, Hyundai, AirAsia, Summer Bright Lager, Drink Wise, 2XP, LocalSearch, WSL, MySurf.Tv, Fox Sports, The City of Newcastle, The NSW Government Visit NSW and Surfing Australia.