More than a dozen current and former World Surf League (WSL) stars will contest the 2018 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Final at Newcastle Main Beach this weekend, February 17-18th.
World renowned free surfers and World Surf League (WSL) stars like WSL Women's 2 x World Champion Tyler Wright (Culburra),Nikki Van Dijk (Phillip Island), Wade Carmichael (Avoca), Adrian Buchan (Avoca), Connor O'Leary (Elouera), Keely Andrew (North Shore) and Bronte Macaulay (Margaret River) will join the likes ofRyan Callinan (Merewether),Kai Otton (North Steyne),Creed McTaggart ( Margaret River), Mikey Wright (Culburra), Luke Egan ( Merewether), Mitch Crews (Snapper Rocks), Macy Callaghan ( North Shelly), Soli Bailey (Byron Bay), Mitch Parkinson (Snapper Rocks), Jay Thompson (Burleigh), Shaun Cansdell (Coffs Harbour), Ethan Ewing (Point Lookout) and Bede Durbidge (Point Lookout).
With good sandbanks and a two metre North East swell forecast, pumping waves are on the menu for the two days of first class surfing.
The 24th club to gain entry into the National Final will be the winner of the nudie Trials on Saturday 17th February, the final qualifying opportunity for clubs in the Newcastle region for the last Wildcard position.
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series V National Final Qualifiers:
BURLEIGH HEADS BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
SNAPPER ROCKS SURFRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
NORTH SHORE BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
POINT LOOKOUT BOARDRIDERS CLUB (QLD)
SCARBOROUGH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
ULLADULLA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
MAROUBRA UNITED BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
MEREWETHER SURFBOARD CLUB (NSW)
AVOCA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH STEYNE BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
BYRON BAY BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
LE-BA BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
COFFS HARBOUR BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
MARGARET RIVER BOARDRIDERS CLUB (WA)
SOUTH COAST BOARDRIDERS (STH AUS)
PHILLIP ISLAND BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)
SOUTH ARM BOARDRIDERS (TAS)
CULBURRA BEACH BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
ELOUERA BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
NORTH NARRABEEN BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
BONDI BOARDRIDERS (NSW)
NORTH SHELLY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (NSW)
TORQUAY BOARDRIDERS CLUB (VIC)