5 of the strongest line-ups we have seen in the Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle this season will join an already star studded line-up at the Newcastle final taking place in Feb 2017.
With the Northern NSW and Gold Coast legs of the competition taking place over consecutive weekends, the ABB final is going to make for epic viewing!
Coffs Harbour led by Shaun Cansdell, Lee Winkler & Jake Sharpe will go head to head with some of Australias surfing elite after taking out the ABB, Northern NSW leg in late October. Cansdell showed why he is regarded as one of the best surfers in Australia with a solid forehand and backhand attack blasting his way through numerous skins events in fun 3-4ft waves held at Yamba's Pippi Beach.
Team captain, Winkler made special mention of the teams dedication to make this years final after narrowly missing out last year. "We couldnt be more stoked and we look forward to competing in Newcastle next Feb".
In arguably the hottest contested rounds of the entire series, a star studded line-up of World Tour surfers and up and coming juniors battled it out on the Goldy and did not dissapoint regardless of the less than favourable conditions held at the spit at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Joel Parkinson turned out for Snapper Rocks Surfriders in the skins format but was left chasing a huge score from the standout of the event, Thomas Woods.
A Bede Durbudge led Point Lookout team came close to chasing down Burleigh who had a clear lead coming into the final stages of the event with Reef Doig of Snapper Rocks and North Shore's Jack Reginato displaying great powerful surfing in challenging conditions.
4 teams including Burleigh, Point Lookout (Straddie), Snapper Rocks and D'Bah boardriders will head to Newcastle in Feb to take on the best 24 Australian boardriders clubs in Australia. Including surfers like Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Dimity Stoyle, Bede Durbidge, Davey Cathels, Nathan Hedge, Shaun Cansdell and many more!
The winning team will not only take away $24,000 in prize money but they will also be given a trip to Kingfisher Surf Resort in the Mentawai Islands worth a staggering $30,000!!! The winning team will also fly to and from Indonesia with Garuda Airlines who have come on board with World Surfaris to promote the event throughout the season.
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