SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND (27 OCTOBER, 2023) – Queensland clubs are preparing for battle at the sixth stop of the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle (ABB) Series this Sunday, 29 October, on the Sunshine Coast. Fourteen of Queensland’s best boardrider clubs will be competing in the event, including reigning champions, Snapper Rocks Surfriders.
The single-day qualifier event will showcase the depth of talent in Queensland, from emerging juniors through to former World Championship Tour surfers, all proud to represent their local clubs as they battle for hotly contested positions in the Grand Final, which will be held at Burleigh Heads, March 9 – 10, 2024.
With a mixture of Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island and Sunshine Coast clubs competing in the event, we’re expecting an exciting day of competition from a stacked field of surfers. Names to watch are, Bede Durbidge (Point Lookout BRC), Alister Reginato (North Shore BRC), Sophie Mcculloch (North Shore BRC), Chris Zaffis (North End BRC) and Ellie Brooks (MNM BRC).
The Hyundai ABB is a distinctive ‘tag team’ team format where clubs must select 2 x Open Men, 1 x Open Woman, 1 x Master (over 35 years) and 1 x Junior (under 18 years) to compete. Each surfer will be scored on their best two waves and must return to the beach after completing their waves, before ‘releasing’ the next team member into the waves.
With large swell and strong southerly winds forecast for the weekend, we will be looking to confirm location by 6am on the morning of the event, so please check Surfing Queensland’s social media (@surfingqueenslandinc) and call the Surfing Queensland event hotline on (07 3030 6388) after 6AM for the confirmed location.
The event will be broadcast LIVE on on the mySURFtv YouTube channel and Kayo Sports.
Let the battle begin!
Surfing Queensland would also like to thank Sunshine Coast Council, The Point Coolum, QMS Media, Travla, DriTimes, Ancestral Nutrition, Suzuki Queensland, We Are Feel Good Inc and Queensland Government for their ongoing support.
About the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle
The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle is Australia’s biggest grassroots boardrider event and involves more than 70 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs. Taking place across eight state qualifying rounds, only 32 clubs will come together at the Grand Final to battle it out to become series 11 Australian Champions.
2023/24 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle series:
EVENT 1 – TRIGG, WA – SEPT 10, 2023
EVENT 2 – PHILLIP ISLAND, VIC – SEPT 24, 2023
EVENT 3 – FLEURIEU PENINSULA, SA – OCT 1, 2023
EVENT 4 – NSW NTH – COFFS HARBOUR, NSW – OCT 15, 2023
EVENT 5 – CLIFTON BEACH, TAS – OCT 22, 2023
EVENT 6 – SUNSHINE COAST, QLD – OCT 29, 2023
EVENT 7 – NSW CENTRAL – NORTH NARRABEEN, NSW – NOV 11, 2023
EVENT 8 – NSW SOUTH – KIAMA, NSW – NOV 18, 2023
GRAND FINAL* – BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD – MAR 9-10, 2024
*entry by qualification
The 2023/24 series is proudly sponsored by Hyundai, Le Tan, ACCIONA, Jim Beam, BC™ Bars and Oakley.
The Australian Boardriders Battle is supported by Major Events Gold Coast and the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
Event website HERE.