COFFS HARBOUR TO HOST FINAL NSW NUDIE AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE EVENT THIS WEEKEND.
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series will land in Coffs Harbour this forthcoming weekend for event four of the eight-event state qualifying series.
A range of former World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT) surfers – including Shaun Cansdell (Coffs Harbour), Lee Winkler (Coffs Harbour) and Danny Wills (Byron Bay) – will be representing their hometown boardriders clubs when the elite one-day event kicks off on Saturday 7th October.
“We’re extremely excited to be defending the title this weekend at the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle,” said Winkler. “Early indications are for some decent swell, so with any luck, we’ll get to see some exciting performances over the course of the day.”
The eight participating clubs include Coffs Harbour, Lennox/Ballina (Le-Ba), Byron Bay, Cabarita, Kingscliff, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Half Tide (Evans Head).
The main base for event three of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series is Macauleys, Diggers or Park Beach with backup locations of Emerald and Sawtell.
Early swell forecasts indicate that there will be a three-to-four foot south swell on offer for competitors.
All competitors are advised to call the event hotline (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series will involve more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and will culminate in a National final in NSW in February 2017 for 24 clubs. This weekend’s event will see 8 of the best boardriders clubs in NSW battle it out for a spot in the national final set to run in Newcastle, NSW in February 2018.
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.
The purpose of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle program is to build the profile and capacity of community boardriders clubs Australia-wide. In the past four years, Surfing Australia has invested over $600,000 into Surfing Australia affiliated boardriders clubs as part of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle series.
Major sponsors of the 2017/18 series include the naming rights partner nudie and supporting sponsors Oakley, Nikon, Woolworths, Milwaukee, Destination NSW, Newcastle City Council, World Surfaris, World Surf League, mySURF.tv and Surfing Australia.
To find out more information, please visit www.australianboardridersbattle.com
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series 2017/18
EVENT 1 - Gold Coast, QLD - August 26, 2017
EVENT 2 – NSW South - Kiama, NSW - Sept 2, 2017
EVENT 3 - NSW Central - North Narrabeen, NSW - Sept 23, 2017
EVENT 4 - NSW Nth - Coffs Harbour, NSW - Oct 7, 2017
EVENT 5 - Trigg, WA - Oct 21, 2017
EVENT 6 - Fleurieu Peninsula, SA - Nov 11, 2017
EVENT 7 - Phillip Island, VIC - Dec 9, 2017
EVENT 8 - Clifton Beach, TAS - Dec 16, 2017
NATIONAL FINAL – Newcastle Beach, NSW – Feb 16-18, 2017