SA CLUBS READY TO COMPETE IN THE nudie AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE IN SOUTH AUS THIS WEEKEND

South Australia's top boardriding clubs are set to compete on the Fleurieu Peninsula this Saturday at sixth event of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardrider 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.

Competition will be fierce and rivalries will intensify as SA clubs battle it out for $1,500 in prize money and a guaranteed spot into the National Final.

Clubs will nominate a minimum of six surfers to represent them in an exciting and dynamic one-day event format. Each club will consist of 1x Under-18 Junior (male or female),
4x Opens (3 males & 1 female) and 1x Over-35 Master (male or female) that will showcase each clubs depth of talent.

Defending champions South Coast Boardriders will be hoping to go back to back. Seaford Boardriders and the Roaders who have both fielded strong teams will be trying to cause and upset and grab a spot in the national finals in 2019

“Our club system is strong and well organised. All the clubs competing are putting a huge effort into junior development and we are starting to see the benefits. It is great to have the opportunity to have them compete against each other. The rivalry is intense.” said Craig Potgieter, CEO Surfing SA.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will kick off on Saturday morning from approximately 9am finals concluding by midday. The weather looks good and with light northerly winds forecast for the morning at this stage we are hoping to run at Waits. We will confirm meeting place on Thursday and the final event venue on the morning via or social media outlets.

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 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 Australia’s biggest grassroots boardriders event and involves more than 60 of Australia’s 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, AirAsia, Destination NSW,

Localsearch, Newcastle City Council, World Surf League, mySURF.tv, XXXX Summer Bright Larger, Fox Sports, 2XP and Surfing Australia.

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 – Feb 16-17, 2019

About the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle:

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the biggest grassroots boardriders event in Australian surfing history. It will involve more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds and will culminate in a two day National Final for 24 clubs at Newcastle Beach, NSW. More info at www.australianboardridersbattle.com