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Eighteen qualified boardrider clubs are ready to do battle on February 15th and 16th at Newcastle's Main Beach when bragging rights as the country's best club go on the line in the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series National Final.

Some of the world's best current, former and up-and-coming World Surf League (WSL) stars will don the comp singlet to help their club in the quest for national glory.

Burleigh Heads Boardriders Club young gun Liam O'Brien was on the cusp of qualifying for the WSL Men's World Tour in 2019 and is ready to kick start his 2020 qualifying campaign the best way possible, a club win in Newcastle.

"The pressure you experience in the team environment is another level again on individual surfing. Burleigh is a proud club and will be aiming for the win which makes it the perfect event to kick off the year with. For me personally, this event is the perfect start to the competitive season," said O'Brien.

Wildcard nominations are still open to other clubs wanting a crack at the big show. To put in an application email….

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 manoeuvre at each event.

The 2019/20 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, AirAsia, 2XP, WSL, mySURFtv, Fox Sports and Surfing Australia.

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