CLIFTON BEACH/TASMANIA(Wednesday,19th October/2022): The Country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event in the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle presented by Zambrero, comes to Tasmanian shores this weekend as the state’s best clubs get set to see who will represent the Apple Isle at the tenth National Grand Final (location/date TBC).
Eaglehawk Neck has firmed as the likely venue for the event as a forecast run of east swell looks set to produce 4ft plus clean surf and favourable winds come Saturday morning.
A final call/confirmation on location will be made after 12 pm on Friday 21st October.
Defending State Champions South Arm Boardriders Club will have to bring their A-Game this weekend as North West Boardriders and Park Beach Boardriders team lists have been finalised with iconic names like Tyler Holmer-Cross, Zeb Crichlow, Jy Johannesen, Luca Brodribb and Zoe Grey are set to try to knock SABR off their perch.
Also set to feature at this year’s event is the Hyundai Expression Session, open to all Surfing Tasmania Members and offering a $1000 PRIZE POOL. So far entries include some of Tasmania’s next generation in Noah Hassett and Toby Lawrence who will no doubt throw the kitchen sink at everything that comes their way.
To enter the Hyundai Expression Session CLICK HERE
The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle presented by Zambrero has a unique and dynamic ‘tag team’ team format which requires clubs to nominate 2 x Open Men, 1 x Open Woman, 1 x Master (over 35 years) and 1 x Junior (under 18 years) to compete, with each surfer’s best wave added together for a team total. Each club has a power surfer who surfs twice.
CLUBS SET TO DO BATTLE
SOUTH ARM BOARDRIDERS CLUB (Defending Champions)
NORTH WEST BOARDRIDERS CLUB
PARK BEACH BOARDRIDERS CLUB
The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle presented by Zambrero is an unprecedented event series involving over 60 of Australia’s Boardriders Clubs in eight State qualifying events and culminating in a National Final for 24 clubs at the Grand Final in February, 2023.
The event also incorporated the Hyundai and Surfing Australia ‘She’s Electric’ national women’s leaderboard. She’s Electric is a platform to recognise and amplify female grassroots athletes on a national scale by leveraging LiveHeats data from the Australian Boardriders Battles. This leaderboard aims to give female boardriders a profile, unearthing breakout talent and creating a pathway to the top – inspiring the next generation of surfers.
For previous results, images and video highlights head to www.australianboardridersbattle.com
ABB EVENT SERIES #10 SCHEDULE:
Event 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – September 3, 2022
Event 2 – Scarborough, WA – September 10, 2022
Event 3 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – September 24, 2022
Event 4 – Clifton Beach, TAS – October 22, 2022
Event 5 – NSW Nth, Coffs Harbour, NSW – October 29, 2022
Event 6 – Phillip Island, VIC – November 6, 2022
Event 7 – NSW Central, North Narrabeen, NSW – November 19, 2022
Event 8 – NSW South, Kiama, NSW – November 26, 2022
Grand Final – Newcastle, NSW – February 4 – 5, 2023
The 2022/23 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle presented by Zambrero is
Proudly supported by Harvey Norman, Oakley, Acciona, Reeftip Drinks Co, Surfing Tasmania and Surfing Australia.