WA Clubs Fired Up For This Weekend’s nudie Australian Boardriders Battle

TRIGG BEACH (WA/AUS) – Wednesday 16th November 2016 – Rivalries are set to intensify between Western Australia’s best boardriding clubs this Saturday, with Trigg Point set to host the sixth event of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle. The nationwide celebration of grassroots surfing will see clubs nominate a squad of their six best surfers to compete in an exciting and dynamic format. Each squad will consist of one Under-18 Junior surfer, four Open age surfers, and one Over-35 Masters surfer, with a least one female surfer to be included amongst that. Eight Western Australian boardriding clubs will challenge for their chance to represent the state at the nudie Boardriders Battle National Final in NSW in February 2017. Clubs participating on the weekend include regional powerhouses; Margaret River, Yallingup, Mandurah, Geraldton, as well as newcomers Cowaramup Bay. The local metropolitan beaches will be represented by Scarborough, Contacio and Trigg Point, who will be out to make the most of their home ground advantage. “Western Australia has a strong and well support boardriding club system and it’s clear that the clubs love the opportunity to compete and interact,” said Surfing WA’s events manager Justin Majeks. “It will be a real gathering of the surfing tribes this weekend.” Defending event champions the Margaret River Boardriders will again be the club to beat, but with some of WA’s best surfers set to line up for their clubs the level of competition is expected to be fierce. Competition will get underway on Saturday from 8am with finals concluding in the mid afternoon. Small summer-like conditions are forecast with Trigg Point the primary competition venue and Trigg Beach providing back up options. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series will involve more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and will culminate in a National final in NSW in February 2017 for 24 clubs. There’s $160,000 cash and prizes up for grabs for clubs across the National series including $24,000 prize money split between the 8 State events and $85,500 prize money across the 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, mySURF.tv, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and Surfing Australia & Surfing WA.

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