SA CLUBS READY TO COMPETE IN THE nudie AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE IN SOUTH AUS THIS WEEKEND
Published on 01/09/2020

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 for the second event of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle.
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is an unprecedented event series involving over 60 of Australia’s Boardriders Clubs in eight State qualifying events and culminating in a National Final for 24 clubs across two days on the 13th and 14th of February 2021.
Competition will be fierce as three clubs Seaford Boardriders, South Coast Boardriders and Seaview Roaders will be vying for the lone South Australian spot on offer in the national final.
Clubs will nominate a minimum of five 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), 3x Opens (2 males & 1 female) and 1x Over-35 Master (male or female) that will showcase each clubs depth of talent.
Defending champions Seaford will be hoping to go back to back. South Coast 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 2021
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will kick off on Saturday morning from approximately 9:30 am. The weather looks good and with northerly winds and solid swell forecast and at this stage we are hoping to run at Waits. We will confirm venue or socials, Instagram: SurfingSA and Facebook: Surfing South Australia.

For more head over to www.australianboardridersbattle.com.
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Eight Schedule:
 ABB – EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – August 22, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 5, 2020 
 ABB – EVENT 3 – Trigg, WA – Sept 19, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 4 – Clifton Beach TAS – Oct 3, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 5 – Phillip Island, VIC – Oct 17, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 6 – NSW Sth – Kiama, NSW – Nov 21, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 7 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Nov 28, 2020
 ABB – EVENT 8 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Dec 12, 2020
 ABB – National Final – TBC
 Now in its eighth season, the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs and $112,700 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 Surfing Australia Innovation Award ($1000) will be presented to the surfer who performs the most innovative manoeuvre.
Other Awards at the National Final include:
 Surfing Australia Air Show – $1000
 Surfing Australia Club Spirit Award – $1500
 Layne Beachley Medal
 Wayne Rabbit Batholomew Medal
 NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time. 
 The 2020/21 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, Destination NSW, City of Newcastle, 2XP, WSL, mySURFtv, Surfing Australia and Surfing South Australia.

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