Le-Ba Boardriders have taken out their fourth Hyundai Australian Boardriders northern NSW regional qualifier in a row, following a giant day of action-packed heats in wedgey three-foot waves at Gallows Beach.
Le-Ba seemed to be in sync over the entirety of the day with the combined efforts of Mikey McDonagh, Nyxie Ryan, James Wood, Adam Melling and Harry O’Brien carrying the team to a narrow win ahead of Kingscliff boardriders who finished in the runner-up spot. When the final hooter sounded it was Le-Ba who got the win with a 35.84 total compared to Kingscliff on 34.97. Coffs Harbour finished in third position, while Byron Bay finished in fourth.
“As a club, we look forward to this event each and every year,” said Le-Ba club stalwart and captain James Wood. “To win this title for the fourth year in a row against a handful of incredible clubs is such an honour. Let’s hope we can carry the same momentum into the National Final.”
See all results here.
Clubs that competed included Coffs Harbour, Le-Ba (Lennox / Ballina), Boomerang, Port Macquarie, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Sawtell, Cabarita and Woolgoolga.
The prime locations for the Australian Boardriders Battle was Park Beach with backup locations of Macauleys, Gallows and Diggers.
The 2021/22 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle has been bigger and better than ever since launching into its ninth season on the Gold Coast earlier this year.
In what has become world-renowned as the biggest and best club surfing series on the planet, the nine-leg Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series travels to all corners of the country with events at epic locations like Newcastle for the National Final.
For previous results, images and video highlights head over to australianboardridersbattle.com
Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Series Nine Schedule:
ABB – EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – August 28, 2021
ABB – EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 4, 2021
ABB – EVENT 3 – Trigg, WA – Sept 18, 2021
ABB – EVENT 4 – Scamander, TAS – Oct 2, 2021
ABB – EVENT 5 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Nov 27, 2021
ABB – EVENT 6 – NSW South – Kiama, NSW – Dec 11, 2021
ABB – EVENT 7 – URBN SURF, VIC – Dec 12, 2021
ABB – EVENT 8 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Dec 18, 2021
Grand Final – Newcastle Beach, NSW – Feb 5 – 6, 2022
NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and Surfing Australia’s commitment to comply with all State and Federal regulations, series dates are subject to change at any time.
The 2021/22 Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle series is proudly supported by Hyundai, Zambrero, City of Newcastle, Oakley, ACCIONA, 2XP, mySURF.tv, Destination NSW, Reeftip, Gage Roads and Surfing Australia.
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