Victorian clubs are preparing for battle as the second stop on the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle series heads to Phillip Island on Victoria’s Bass Coast this Sunday.
The 11th year of the highly anticipated series will see the search for the country’s best boardriding clubs continue with a raft of pro, ex-pro and local battlers set to represent their club.
9 clubs will compete in the event from across Victoria including reigning champs Torquay, local club Phillip Island as well as Peninsula, Jan Juc and 13th Beach all doing battle for the 3 spots available for Victorian teams in the National Final.
Torquay Boardriders Club stalwart Cahill Bell-Warren is looking forward to representing his club at Cape Woolamai this weekend.
“The ABB is the pinnacle of Boardriders Club events in the world. The opportunity to represent our town and the state at the National Final is one we hold in the highest regard. “
“We loved Newcastle but are exited by the opportunity to represent hard on Sunday for a chance to head further north and rip the lid off at Burleigh Heads!”
Clubs will nominate a team of five of their best surfers including; 2x Open Males, 1x Open Female, 1x Over-35 Master (male or female) and 1x Under-18 junior (male or female), who will compete in an exciting and dynamic ‘tag team’ format.
In more exciting news for the ABB season, four of the regional events (Phillip Island, Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and North Narrabeen) as well as the Grand Final will be live-streamed on the mySURFtv YouTube channel and Kayo Sports.
The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle will kick off on Sunday morning at approximately 9am with finals concluding by the early afternoon.
The forecast for the event is looking epic, with a good size swell and light offshore winds that will provide the setting for some incredible surfing.
For live results and schedule head to www.surfingvic.com/live
2023/24 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series # 11:
EVENT 1 – TRIGG, WA – SEPT 10, 2023
EVENT 2 – PHILLIP ISLAND, VIC – SEPT 24, 2023
EVENT 3 – FLEURIEU PENINSULA, SA – OCT 1, 2023
EVENT 4 – NSW NTH – COFFS HARBOUR, NSW – OCT 15, 2023
EVENT 5 – CLIFTON BEACH, TAS – OCT 22, 2023
EVENT 6 – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD – OCT 29, 2023
EVENT 7 – NSW CENTRAL – NORTH NARRABEEN, NSW – NOV 11, 2023
EVENT 8 – NSW SOUTH – KIAMA, NSW – NOV 18, 2023
GRAND FINAL* – BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD – MAR 9-10, 2024
*entry by qualification
The 2023/24 series is proudly sponsored by Hyundai, Le Tan, ACCIONA, Jim Beam, BC™ Bars and Oakley.
The Australian Boardriders Battle is supported by Major Events Gold Coast and the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.