GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (Wednesday 25 August 2021) – The 2021 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle national series will kick off this weekend on the Gold Coast.
The one-day event will showcase Queensland’s best boardrider clubs, with each club selecting teams to surf at the event.
Each team must include 2 x open men, 1 x open woman, 1 x master (over 35 years) and 1 x junior (under 18 years).
Each surfer must return to the beach after completing their waves, before ‘releasing’ the next team member into the waves. It’s definitely not your average surfing competition!
The Gold Coast event is the first of the series, which then moves to South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria and back to New South Wales.
There is a mixture of both Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast boardrider clubs competing in the event, including Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin Alley, Noosa, Kawana, Coolum and many others.
Last year’s placings were North Shore Boardriders (Sunshine Coast) (1st), Snapper Rocks Boardriders (Gold Coast) (2nd) and Noosa Boardriders (Sunshine Coast) (3rd).
Some notable names competing in the event include:
Joel Parkinson (Snapper Rocks Boardriders)
Sophie McCulloch (North Shore Boardriders)
Liam O’Brien (Burleigh Boardriders)
Ellie Brooks (Mermaid Nobbys Miami Boardriders)
To keep updated on the day’s surfing, please view the Live Heats page. Please keep this page refreshed for the up-to-the-minute heat schedule and full results.
We will be adding photos throughout the day to this Dropbox folder.
The event will likely be run at Miami, but please call the Surfing Queensland event hotline (07 3030 6388) in the morning for the confirmed location.
The 2021 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by Hyundai, Surfing Australia, Acciona, Oakley and 2XP.
Mitchell Shepherd | Media and Communications Manager | 0418 201 700 | firstname.lastname@example.org