Bondi Boardriders have claimed event seven on the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series taking the win ahead of 13 different boardriders clubs from south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Spearheaded by Perth Standlick and Chris Friend, Bondi consistently claimed heat wins over the Teams, Skins and Girls divisions to take the win ahead of South Coast clubs Culburra, Scarborough and Werri who claimed second, third and fourth respectively. “We came second here two years ago and we were unfortunate to not make it to the National Final last year, so we’re over the moon to win this year,” said Bondi Boardriders member Chris Friend. “The Bondi Team is an incredibly patriotic club and we want to bring that spirit to the final next year in Newcastle. We can’t wait.” Jordi Watson (Culburra) claimed the Milwaukee Heavy Duty Hack award for a series of incredible and consistent performances over the duration of the Teams division. For his efforts Watson was awarded a prize pack courtesy of Milwaukee. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series will involve more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds, which commence with the NSW Central round at North Narrabeen tomorrow and culminate in a national final in Newcastle in February for a bolstered 24 clubs. The prestigious National Final event will also include the nudie trials on Friday 17th February 2017, which will be the final qualifying opportunity for clubs in the Newcastle region for a Wildcard position for the National Final. There’s $160,000 cash and prizes up for grabs for clubs across the National Series including $24,000 prize money split between eight State events and $85,500 prize money across the Newcastle National Final with the winning boardriders taking home a huge $20,000 and an overseas trip for 6 surfers from the winning club thanks to World Surfaris valued at $30,000. To top things off, there’s an additional $20,000 in prizes across the series. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective state qualifying events and the national final. The purpose of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle program is to build the profile and capacity of community boardriders clubs Australia-wide. Over the next three years, more than $450,000 will be invested into grassroots clubs through the partnership. Major sponsors of the 2016/17 series include the naming rights partner nudie and supporting sponsors Toyota, Oakley, Nikon, Milwaukee, Destination NSW, DrinkWise, World Surfaris, Fox Sports, World Surf League,, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and Surfing Australia. To find out more information, please visit nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2017 calendar: EVENT 1 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Sept 3, 2016 EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 17, 2016 EVENT 3 – Scamander, TAS – Oct 8, 2016 EVENT 4 – NSW Nth – Yamba, NSW – Oct 29, 2016 EVENT 5 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 5, 2016 EVENT 6 – Trigg, WA – Nov 19, 2016 EVENT 7 – Kiama, NSW – Dec 10, 2016 EVENT 8 – Phillip Island, VIC – Jan 7, 2017 National Final – NSW – Feb 17 – 19, 2017

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