Big Surf Incoming For Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Newcastle Grand Final

Published on 03/02/2022

CASUARINA/NSW(Thursday, 3rd February/2022):  A challenging southeast swell is forecast for the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series Grand Final at Newcastle Main Beach this weekend, February 5th and 6th. 

Saturday looks like being a mix of short period wind swell and a new southeast swell that comes with strong to moderate onshore winds. There’s not going to be a lack of size either day of competition according to Newcastle Surf Forecaster and Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final commentator Teza McKenna who said the weekend’s action will make for compelling viewing from both on the beach or the live broadcast via FoxSports Channel 505. 

“It looks like being a challenging weekend for competitors with a mountainous 2 to 3 metre SE swell expected across both days. This will be accompanied by strong southeasterly winds making for some exciting conditions for the competitors representing their clubs. Thankfully the sandbanks at Newcastle beach are in great shape and should handle conditions, it will be an incredible spectacle to watch!” said McKenna. 

Coffs Harbour Boardriders Club legend and former tour competitor Lee Winkler was cagey with his response when asked how the Coffs team would respond to the challenge of wild surf. 

“Our club learnt some valuable lessons from a similar swell at a surf tag event last year and will hope to put those experiences to good use when things get solid this weekend at Newcastle Main Beach,” said Winkler. 

2022 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final Qualified Clubs:

  1. Snapper SRC
  2. North Shore BRC
  3. Burleigh Heads BRC
  4. Kawana BRC
  5. North Steyne BRC
  6. Nth Narrabeen BRC
  7. Long Reef BRC
  8. Le Ba BRC
  9. Kingscliff BRC
  10. Coffs Harbour BRC
  11. Scarborough BRC
  12. Jones Beach BRC
  13. Cronulla Sharks BRC
  14. Margaret River BRC
  15. Seaford BRC
  16. South Arm BRC
  17. Phillip Island BRC
  18. Torquay BRC


  1. North Shelley BRC
  2. Merewether SBC
  3. Point Lookout BRC
  4. Maroubra United BRC
  5. North Avalon Surfing Association
  6.  * Local Trials WINNER 

The 2021/22 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle has been bigger and better than ever since launching into its ninth season on the Gold Coast earlier this year. In what has become world-renowned as the biggest and best club surfing series on the planet, the nine-leg Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series travels to all corners of the country with events at epic locations like Newcastle for the National Final. For previous results, images and video highlights head over to

Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series Nine Schedule:

ABB – EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – August 28, 2021 -COMPLETED

ABB – EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 4, 2021 –COMPLETED

ABB – EVENT 3 – Trigg, WA – Sept 18, 2021 –COMPLETED

ABB – EVENT 4 – Scamander, TAS – Oct 2, 2021–COMPLETED

ABB – EVENT 5 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Nov 27, 2021 — COMPLETED

ABB – EVENT 6 – NSW South – Kiama, NSW – Dec 11, 2021–COMPLETED


ABB – EVENT 8 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Dec 18, 2021 — COMPLETED

Grand Final – Newcastle Beach, NSW – Feb 5 – 6, 2022

The 2021/22 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final is proudly supported by Hyundai, Zambrero, Oakley, ACCIONA, Woolworths, Pics Peanut Butter, City of Newcastle, Destination NSW, Andrew Peace Wines, Gage Roads Brewing Company, Newcastle Herald and Surfing Australia.

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