• Snapper Rocks win the Inaugrual Queensland Australian Boardriders Battle


Snapper Rocks Surfriders have cemented their place in Australian boardriding history today after winning the inaugural Queensland Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle on the Gold Coast.

Snapper Rocks called upon the services of current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Champion Joel Parksinson, five times women's World Champion, Steph Gilmore, World Tour qualifier Mitch Crews and Tour veteran Dean Morrison throughout the two-day qualifying event that will see them at the nation final next year.

"On tour, if I lose a heat I get disappointed in myself, but the thought of losing a heat for my club is way worse," laughed Parkinson, who also managed four straight wins in the skins component of the event, adding 1300 extra points to the team's accumulative tally.

Arch rivals Kirra Surfriders placed second to Snapper Rocks despite current ASP World Title contender, Mick Fanning donning a singlet for the team, but will also join them along with D'Bah Boardriders at the national final in Cronulla, NSW over the 2014 Australia Day long weekend.

For the win, Snapper Rocks take home $2000, Kirra - $1500, D'Bah - $1000 and Burleigh - $500.

The Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by Be the Influence - Tackling Binge Drinking, Billabong, Toyota, Nikon, Surfing Australia, the Association of Surfing Professionals, Coastalwatch, Surfing World and Surfing Queensland.

Events Remaining:

EVENT 4: Western Australia. November 16 or 17, 2013 - Trigg Point, Perth.
EVENT 5: Victoria. December 14, 2013 - Phillip Island.
EVENT 6: Tasmania. December 21, 2013 - East Coast.
EVENT 7: New South Wales, Southern Region. January 11-12, 2014 - Wollongong.
NATIONAL FINAL January 25-26, 2014. Cronulla, New South Wales.