World Surfaris Coast of Origin
Presented by Samoa Tourism Authority
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
26 - 27 July 2014
Boardriding clubs amp this weekend for World Surfaris event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 July, 2014 - Gold Coast, Queensland- A-teams from both the Gold and Sunshine Coast across shortboard, longboard and stand up paddleboard (SUP) will converge one final time in a bid for Queensland surfing supremacy, a hefty slice from the $20,000 prize pool and a year’s worth of bragging rights on the Sunshine Coast this weekend. With age divisions ranging from U/14 all the way to O/60, this year’s state challenge has over 70 of Queensland’s finest competing for their respective clubs and regions.
Surfing Queensland’s representative Cory Roberts said, “It’s few and far between that we get to see such a high level of talent from Queensland’s grassroots surfing unite in one place for a weekend’s worth of heated competition.”
“Queensland surfers are undoubtedly some of the most passionate sporting athletes going around and having them compete for both their respective clubs and regions has only intensified the magnitude of competition already set within the World Surfaris Coast of Origin”, he added. Making their way into foreign territory, Gold Coast Boardrider’s clubs will need to bring their A-game if they wish to uphold last year’s state challenge victory against the Sunshine Coast.
With the likes of Jaleesa Vincent (Coolum Boardriders), Laura Poncini (Windansea Boardriders) and Harry Bryant (Noosa Boardriders) in this weekend’s hotly contested finale, the task set for the Gold Coast will be a challenge to say the least. Lucy Callister (Burleigh Boardriders) who will be competing in the under 18 girls shortboard says, “The Sunshine Coast team is strong from both the girls and boys and will be tough to beat”.
“Although they will be tough, I know the team set from the Gold Coast interclub challenge now features some of the best talent the Gold Coast has seen. I think we have a good squad and a strong chance at taking out the championship’s for a second year round”, Lucy continued. The World Surfaris Coast of Origin series presented by Samoa Tourism is also giving two affiliated Boardriders Club members the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Samoa, the treasured islands of the South Pacific.