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Frenchmans Boardriders win entry into main club battle

Danielle Hancock of the Frenchmans Board Riders Club



nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series IV Trials

Surfing Australia
Newcastle, Australia
17 ​February, 2017

Four clubs fought for one chance to compete at national final

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 February, 2017 - Clean conditions greeted four local boardriders clubs for the start of competition today in the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series IV National Final Trials at Newcastle Beach.

Bay Area Boardriders, Redhead Boardriders Club Inc., Newcastle East End Boardriders and Frenchmans Boardriders battled it out in fun 2ft peaks in an effort to claim the final position in the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series IV National Final.

Things went right down to the wire with all four clubs in contention when the teams heat hit the water at lunchtime after thunderstorms delayed the running schedule for half an hour.

It was Frenchmans Boardriders who came out on top when the dust settled, earning themselves the right to take on the best boardriders clubs in the country when the main event gets underway at 8am tomorrow morning local time.

Frenchmans member Jamie McMorland anchored for his club in the final teams heat, getting the mid-range score required to send his club mates into raptures on the sand.

 “The team event is definitely way more nerve racking but you just want to get it done for your club and we knew we could get the score,” McMorland said.

nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Trials Results

1st-Frenchmans Boardriders – 6600 points

2nd-Newcastle East End Boardriders – 5825 points

3rd-Bay Area Boardriders – 5662 points

4th-Redhead Boardriders Club Inc – 5050 points

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series involves more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and culminate in a National Final in Newcastle in February for a bolstered 24 clubs.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle has official sanctioning 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 prestigious National Final event includes 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.

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