2019 Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Final In Newcastle this February
Wildcard Clubs Announced For 2019 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Final In Newcastle
January 22nd, 2019
By Surfing Australia
Six Wildcard boardriders clubs are set to shake up the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series VI National Final at Newcastle Beach on February 16-17.
Newcastle’s Merewether Surfboard Club joins Phillip Island Boardriders Club, North Shelly Boardriders Club, North Narrabeen Boardriders Club and Culburra Beach Boardriders Club as five of the six wildcard clubs to compete in the two-day National Final.
The 24th club to gain entry into the National Final will be the winner of the nudie Trials on Saturday 16th February, the final qualifying opportunity for clubs in the Newcastle region for the last Wildcard position.
Merewether will boast a line-up that will include the likes of World Surf League (WSL) star Ryan Callinan whilst defending Champions Culburra Beach Boardriders Club will potentially field a team consisting of three members of the Wright family with two-time WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler to join brothers and WSL men’s tour stars Owen and Mikey in what will be a hard team to beat.
Bede Durbidge (Point Lookout), Adrian Buchan (Avoca), Soli Bailey (Byron Bay), Bronte Macaulay (Margaret River), Nikki van Dijk (Phillip Island) and Connor Oleary (Elouera) are just a few of the many other big names to bolster an already star-studded field of surfers.
Connor Oleary said “We are super excited about the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle final weekend. I say this every year but I think it’s one of the most exciting events of the year and such a good start to the competitive season to get the ball rolling. It’s such an epic event not only for spectators but competitors as well.”
The twenty-four qualified clubs are:
SNAPPER ROCKS SURFRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
POINT LOOKOUT BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
BURLEIGH HEADS BOARDRIDERS CLUB QLD)
NORTH SHORE BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
ELOUERA BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
SCARBOROUGH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
MAROUBRA UNITED BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH STEYNE BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
AVOCA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH AVALON SURFRIDERS ASSOCIATION (NSW)
LE-BA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
COFFS HARBOUR BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
BYRON BAY BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
MARGARET RIVER BOARDRIDERS CLUB (WA)
TRIGG POINT BOARDRIDERS (WA)
SEAFORD BOARDRIDERS (SA)
TORQUAY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)
SOUTH ARM BOARDRIDERS (TAS)
CULBURRA BEACH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
MEREWETHER SURFBOARD CLUB (NSW)
NORTH NARRABEEN BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
NORTH SHELLY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
PHILLIP ISLAND BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)
NUDIE TRIALS WINNER (NSW)
The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders 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.
The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (Men & Women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.
The 2018/19 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Woolworths, Hyundai, AirAsia, Summer Bright Lager, Drink Wise, 2XP, LocalSearch, WSL, MySurf.Tv, Fox Sports, The City of Newcastle, The NSW Government Visit NSW and Surfing Australia.