NEWCASTLE, NSW (January 16, 2023): Surfing Australia is delighted to announce the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle presented by Zambrero has a new home in 2023.
The National Final, to be held at Newcastle Beach on February 4-5, will be broadcast live and free on the Seven Network’s digital streaming platform, 7plus, giving fans front row seats to all the finals action wherever they are.
After eight State qualifying rounds involving 75 Boardrider clubs, the top 24 will go to-head over two days for glory and major cash prizes.
Surfing coverage will kick off at 7:50am AEDT on Saturday, 4th February with individual competition, with points on the line determining seeding for Sunday’s team component. Divisions are Zambrero Open Mens, Hyundai Open Womens, Acciona Masters and Harvey Norman Juniors.
On Sunday, 5th February coverage begins at 6:50am AEDT with two rounds of the team event followed by semi-finals and then finals. And not to be missed, the Hyundai Electric Air Show will be taking to the skies between the semi-finals and finals.
Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said: “We’re excited to see the Seven Network continue its commitment to surfing coverage by broadcasting the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle National Final in what is a huge win for surfing fans across the country, and the sport. The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots Boardriders event with an exciting format that attracts some of our best athletes competing over two days. Fans will now be able to stream or watch the contest from the comfort of their home or on their devices and not miss a beat. It’s also the tenth anniversary of the series, which just gets bigger and better every year, and we can’t wait to watch it live and free on 7plus.”
Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin said: “As Your Home of Sport, we are thrilled to deliver an incredible summer of surf on Seven and 7plus. We know how much Australians love watching all the action in the surf, and we are thrilled to showcase grassroots surfing on 7plus during our action-packed summer of sport on Seven.”
The 2022/23 Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly sponsored by Hyundai, Zambrero, Harvey Norman, ACCIONA, Oakley, Reeftip, Ruffie, City of Newcastle and Destination NSW with support from the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle 10-year anniversary series schedule:
EVENT 1: Gold Coast, Qld – Sept 3, 2022
EVENT 2: Trigg, WA – Sept 10, 2022
EVENT 3: Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 24, 2022
EVENT 4: Clifton Beach, Tas – Oct 22, 2022
EVENT 5: Coffs Harbour, NSW North – Oct 29, 2022
EVENT 6: Phillip Island, Vic – Nov 6, 2022
EVENT 7: North Narrabeen, NSW Central – Nov 19, 2022
EVENT 8: Kiama, NSW South – Nov 26, 2022
GRAND FINAL: Newcastle Beach, NSW – Feb 4-5, 2023