Snapper Rocks ousts Gold Coast Boardriders

Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew © Whitmore/Surfing Queensland 

2013 World Surfaris Coast Of Origin

Surfing Queensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
13 - 28 July, 2013

Snapper Rocks take out the Gold Coast World Surfaris Coast of Origin

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 July, 2013 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland - Gold Coast Boardriders clubs faced off today in the World Surfaris Coast of Origin Regional Challenge.

Duranbah Beach played host to clubs from all over the Gold Coast as they each put forward a team of their best surfers to challenge for the regional title and their chance to represent the Gold Coast in the State Challenge in two weeks time.

Clean and punchy 1 – 1.5m waves were on offer for clubs providing the foundation for some great scores and spectacular surfing. Snapper Rocks Surfriders were simply too tough with their A-list roster of surfers including 1978 World Champion, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew and former World Tour surfers Jay Phillips and Will Morrison.

Only one point separated Snapper Rocks from the pack leading into the final tag-team division, which they won convincingly, adding a further eight points to their team total and consolidating their victory of today’s Regional Challenge.

“It’s just great to be down here with the whole club; everyone from our young grommets right through to old blokes like me, we’re really looking forward to the State Challenge in a few weeks,” said Bartholomew after the win. “It’s so great to see events like this that are keeping club team surfing alive,” added Phillips.

Overall Gold Coast Coast Regional Challenge results:
1. Snapper Rocks Surfriders
2. Alley Boardriders
3. Kirra Surfriders
4. Burleigh Boardriders
5. MNM Boardriders
6. North End Boardriders
7. Tweed Coast Girls Boardriders
8. Palm Beach Boardriders

Gold and Sunshine Coast’s 'super teams' will now face off at the World Surfaris Coast of Origin State Challenge scheduled for 28th – 29th of July on the Gold Coast, where one ‘Coast’ will claim the Coast of Origin title along with well-earned bragging rights as Queensland’s best surfing coast. 

2013 World Surfaris Coast of Origin Interclub Series - Key Facts:
• $10,000 total prize purse
• Minimal Club commitment, 11 surfers per Club team plus an "All Stars" Club Tag-Team
• 2 days of surfing action for Shortboards, 1 day event for Longboard and SUP Clubs
• Professional Surfing QLD run event with computer scoring and ASP judges
• Dynamic multi-division format allowing participation from U/14's to Over 60's
• Exciting Pairs ‘Money' heats for winning surfers' club -

The World Surfaris ‘Coast of Origin Series 2013 is proudly supported by World Surfaris, Be the influence, Chiko, the Queensland Government, Surfing Life Magazine and Surfing Queensland. This event is proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd.

Spectators and competitors are encouraged to interact via Instagram under the Hashtag #coastoforigin. Competitors and spectators can call the Surfing Queensland Event Hotline after 6:30am each morning of competition for a confirmed start time and location Ph# (07) 30306388.

Source: Surfing Queensland

Author: Ben Whitmore

Tags: Coast Of Origin, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast

Contest: Surfersvillage

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