Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle
4 October, 2014
Australian Boardriders Battle moves through Tasmania
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 October, 2014 - Tasmania-Australia: South Arm Boardriders have won a spot in the National Final of the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle, following their win in the Tasmanian State round of the national club series at Dark Hollow Beach, Scamander.
Four clubs - South Arm Boardriders, North East Boardriders, Park Beach Boardriders and North West Boardriders – contested for the one spot on offer in the national final at Cronulla in Sydney on the Australia Day Long Weekend on 24-25 January, 2015. In excellent 3-4ft offshore conditions, South Arm proved too strong collecting 8700 points ahead of North West (7275), Park Beach (6687) and hosts North East (6612).
The South Arm team included James Eaves, Luke Johannesen, Hamish Renwick, Kyle Cooper, Kelly Nordstrom and Brooke Mason. Eaves was the standout surfer and also won the Milwaukee Hack of the Day award.
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with $120,000 in prize money. It involves more than 100 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds starting in October and culminates in a two-day, national final for 20 clubs at Cronulla in Sydney.
Each club team will include one junior (Under 18) surfer, four Open age surfers, and one over 35 surfer. Each team must include one female surfer. An exciting event format will see teams battle it out in a Women’s division, five-person Teams’ division and a Skins competition.
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by naming rights partner Original Source and major support partners in Toyota, Nikon, Oakley, Boost Mobile, Sutherland Shire Council, Milwaukee, FCS, Surfing Life, Fuel TV and Destination NSW.
In total $120,000 is up for grabs across the entire National Series including the National Final. There is $33,000 available across the eight State qualifying events, while $87,000 will be on offer at the National Final. The winning boardriders club will receive $20,000, while $42,000 will be split between the clubs finishing second to 20th.
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle also includes a $60,000 Monster Raffle giveaway with one lucky ticket holder to drive away in a new Toyota RAV4 valued at $55,000. Other prize packs will be provided by Milwaukee, Original Source, Nikon, Oakley, Boost Mobile and FCS. The Monster Raffle is open to all Surfing Australia affiliated boardriders clubs with proceeds returning to the boardriders club community.
Cronulla, NSW - January 24 - 25, 2015