NORTH NARRABEEN, SYDNEY (Saturday, 2 November 2019): North Narrabeen Boardriders have taken out event five on the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle, dominating the long lefthanders that cranked on their home turf for the elite one-day event.
All surfers from the local club looked almost unstoppable over the duration of the event, consistently posting mammoth scores for combinations of turns and snaps. Anchored by 2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Champion Jordy Lawler, who was joined by Cooper Chapman, Laura Enever, Jack Bannister and Christo Hall, the local club proceeded to muster up a giant 34.27 heat total to get the win ahead of fellow northern beaches clubs Curl Curl, Queenscliff and North Steyne who finished in second, third and fourth respectively.
“This is such an amazing event,” said Lawler. “To have waves like this and to have a team that surfed as well as they did really stokes out the entire community. It was awesome to host the competition here and have clubs come from all around NSW and we can’t wait to surf in the National Final in February next year.”
Narrabeen, Queenscliff and Curl Curl all qualify for the National Final next year.
Now in its seventh season, the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event, involving more than 60 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs and $110,000 in prize money.
The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL World Tour surfers (Men and Women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.
Adding to the high stakes at the State qualifying events will be two speciality awards. The Oakley Prizm Performer will be awarded to the standout surfer, while the AirAsia Big Air will be presented to the surfer who does the biggest and best aerial maneuver at each event.
The 2019/20 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, AirAsia, 2XP, WSL, MySurf.Tv, Fox Sports and Surfing Australia.
1st: North Narrabeen
2nd: Curl Curl
4th: North Steyne
AirAsia Big Air Award: Harley Ross (Curl Curl)
Oakley Prizm Award: Laura Enever (North Narrabeen)
2019/2020 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Calendar
ABB – EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – Aug 24, 2019
ABB – EVENT 2 – Trigg, WA – Sept 21, 2019
ABB – EVENT 3 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Oct 13, 2019
ABB – EVENT 4 – NSW Sth – Kiama, NSW – Oct 26, 2019
ABB – EVENT 5 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Nov 2, 2019
ABB – EVENT 6 – Phillip Island, VIC – Nov 9, 2019
ABB – EVENT 7 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 23, 2019
ABB – EVENT 8 – Clifton Beach TAS – Dec 14, 2019
National Final – Newcastle NSW – Feb 15-16, 2020
For more information, please visit – www.australianboardridersbattle.com