|NEWCASTLE/NSW(May 13th/2021):Former World Number Eight Josh Kerr will bookend a Snapper Rocks team primed to challenge for the title at this year’s nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Series Final this Saturday and Sunday, May 15th and 16th. ‘Kerrsy’ lines up in a strong team that includes the likes of Jay Phillips, Sheldon Simkus, Kobie Enright and Jaggar Bartholomew.|
“It’s been a long time since I’ve pulled on the jersey for Snapper in the National Final so I’m really excited about this weekend. We have a great young squad with the experience of Jay Phillips and I to balance the team. We have a proud history of winning the event and hope to get another trophy for the cabinet this year!”
Other big names set to surf for their clubs include young guns Molly Picklum (North Shelly), Caleb Tancred (Avoca), Ellie Harrison (Torquay), Sophie McCulloch ( North Shore) and Dylan Moffat (North Narrabeen).
Moffat, who recently put on quite a performance in front of his home crowd as a Wildcard in the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic WSL Championship Tour event, is well aware of the calibre of surfer the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final attracts.
Dylan Moffat said “There’s a long list of really amazing surfers competing in this year’s Final. We at North Narrabeen feel we have a really well-rounded team and can’t wait to see how deep we can go in the comp come the Sunday afternoon, history shows we are always a big shot at the title!”
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National FinalWildcardClubs:
NORTH SHELLY BOARDRIDERS
NORTH NARRABEEN BOARDRIDERS CLUB
POINT LOOKOUT BOARDRIDERS CLUB
TORQUAY BOARDRIDERS CLUB
ELOUERA BOARDRIDERS CLUB
nudie TRIALS WINNER
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final Qualified Clubs:
NORTH SHORE BOARDRIDERS CLUB
SNAPPER ROCKS SURFRIDERS CLUB
NOOSA BOARDRIDERS CLUB
BURLEIGH HEADS BOARDRIDERS
MEREWETHER SURFBOARD CLUB
LONG REEF BOARDRIDERS ASSOCIATION
COFFS HARBOUR BOARDRIDERS
KINGSCLIFF BOARDRIDERS CLUB
SCARBOROUGH BOARDRIDERS CLUB
MAROUBRA UNITED BOARDRIDERS
TRIGG POINT BOARDRIDERS
PHILLIP ISLAND BOARDRIDERS CLUB
PENINSULA SURFRIDERS CLUB
For more head over to www.australianboardridersbattle.com
nudieAustralianBoardriders 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 – NSW Sth – Kiama, NSW – Nov 21, 2020
ABB – EVENT 6 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Nov 28, 2020
ABB – EVENT 7 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Dec 12, 2020
ABB – EVENT 8 – Phillip Island, VIC – Jan 30, 2021
ABB – National Final – Newcastle, NSW – May 15th-16th, 2021
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.
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:
Hyundai Electric Air Show – $1000
Surfing Australia Club Spirit Award – $1500
Woolworths Fresh Wave Award – $500
Hyundai ‘She’s Electric’ Award
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 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by Destination NSW.
The 2020/21 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle series is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, City of Newcastle, ACCIONA 2XP, Surfrider Foundation, mySURFtv and Surfing Australia.
Welcome to our Surf Her Way ambassador for June – Sophie Fletcher. This month we are really excited to introduce Soph as part of our Surf Her Way Family. Soph has packed a lot into her 22 years of life. From representing Victoria in a number of Junior Aussie titles to being a WSL QS surfer since 2017.