• Best Boardriders Clubs Ready For Australian Boardriders Battle Final


Snapper Rocks and North Narrabeen head a powerful line-up of Australia’s best boardriders clubs to contest the National Final of the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle at Cronulla on January 25-26.

Both clubs are stacked with some of the country’s best surfers including five-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson and ASP World Tour competitor Laura Enever.

They are just a selection of the top names who could compete for their clubs including World Champion Mick Fanning (Kirra), Tyler Wright (Werri), Adrian Buchan (Avoca), Taj Burrow (Yallingup) and Mark Occhilupo (Cronulla).

The clubs to contest the final are:

New South Wales: Merewether Surfboard Club, Avoca Boardriders, Werri Beach Boardriders, Elouera Boardriders, North Narrabeen Boardriders, Queenscliff Boardriders, Cronulla Sharks Boardriders.

Queensland: Snapper Surfriders, Kirra Surfriders, D-Bah Boardriders

Victoria: Torquay Boardriders, 13th Beach Boardriders

Western Australia: Yallingup Boardriders, Margaret River Boardriders

South Australia: Seaford Boardriders

Tasmania: South Arm Boardriders

In total, $105,000 is up for grabs across the entire National Series including the National Final. There was $30,000 available across the seven State qualifying events, while $75,000 will be split between the 16 clubs that make the National Final. The final includes a $10,000 Skins event with $1000 winner-take-all up for grabs across 10 heats.

The event will be televised live both days on Fuel TV and will also be streamed at www.australianboardridersbattle.com.

This event is supported by the Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking initiative, part of the Australian Government’s National Binge Drinking Strategy addressing youth binge drinking and raising awareness of the long and short term impacts of harmful drinking among young people through sport sponsorships and other activities.

The Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking, Billabong, Toyota, Nikon, Surfing Australia, Surfing NSW, Destination NSW, the Association of Surfing Professionals and Milwaukee.