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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SA Champions Crowned at the Woolworth Surfer Grom Comp

SA Champions Crowned at the Woolworth Surfer Grom Comp

Middleton, SA (Saturday, 14 November 2020): The SA, Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps presented by Pic’s Peanut Butter for 2020 was completed today in perfect 2-3 foot surf at Day Street, Middleton. Competitors and their families were treated to a hot 30 degree day and light winds.

King Cairns and Maia Taite took the coveted U14 Divisions winning trips to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC).

The Under 12 Girls and Under 10 Girls divisions were taken out by Isabel O’Boyle and Kiera Hunt respectively. The Under 12 Boys went to Noah Keelan with Connor O’Boyle taking the Under 10 Boys division and the Under 8 mixed division.

The Surfing SA Under 16 titles went to Zac Palmer (Boy’s) and Maia Taite (Girls).

Leo Torok and Maia Taite took the Woolworths Fresh Wave awards. Local surfer Leo was a standout all day and young Maia consistently scored in the excellent range in her heats. These surfers were rewarded for their outstanding performances and sportsmanship.

Kiera Hunt and Noah Keelan took out the PICS star performer awards.

Close to 60 competitors were in the event.

Regarded as one of the major steppingstones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer.

As an added bonus, the respective winners of the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC). For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize will be awarded to the highest place Under-14 Boy and Girl who reside in that respective State.

Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps pres. by Pic’s Peanut Butter 2020 Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5 – 6, 2020
EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020
EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020
EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020
EVENT 5 – Torquay, VIC – Oct 24 – 25, 2020
EVENT 6 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020
EVENT 7 – Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020
EVENT 8 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020
EVENT 9 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020
EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020
National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina QLD – Dec 18 – 20, 2020 – Entry by qualification.

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter and 2XP.

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.

RESULTS:

U8 Mixed
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Bernie Forbes
3. Alfie Howse
4. Jett Crowley

U10 Girls
1.Edie Howse
2.Isabel O’Boyle
3. Chloe Crowley

U10 Boys
1. Connor O’Boyle
2. Hudson Egan
3. Henry Wood-Ragless

U12 Girls
1. Kiera Hunt
2. Jemma Crowley
3. Priya Jakwal
4. Sophie Bowden

U12 Boys
1. Noah Keelan
2. Ashton Crowley
3. Cadel Garner
4. Mitch Henderson

U14 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Maddie Gillies
3. Ella Lewis
4. Karly Wood

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U14 Boys
1. King Cairns
2. Leo Torok
3. Noah Keelan
4. James Jervis

U16 Boys
1. Zach Palmer
2. Indi DeBono
3. Tai Taite
4. Koby Philip

U16 Girls
1. Maia Taite
2. Poppy Sweetman

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