North Narrabeen, NSW – Saturday, 11 NOVEMBER 2023: North Narrabeen Boardriders have taken out the Australian Boardriders Battle Central NSW regional qualifier at home. Following a giant day of action-packed heats in three-foot playful peaks at North Narrabeen Beach.
The local crew from North Narrabeen Boardriders was comprised of Nathan ‘hog’ Hedge, Davey Cathels, Benny Wilson, Tommy Hinwood and Ruby Trew.
Narrabeen’s finest Davey Cathels also took home the Oakley Prize Award which recognises the stand out surfer of todays event. In the final Davey scored a 9.17 for his team, after bagging a 9.5 in the Semi-Final. His local knowledge led him to out-surf his fellow competitors.
North Narrabeen, North Avalon (NASA), Freshwater, Merewether, Bungan and North Shelly all have now qualified for the National final, which will be held on the 9th and 10th of March 2024 in Burleigh Heads, QLD.
View the full day of results here.
Other awards included the Letan breakthrough prize awarded to Manning Gregory (Merewether) for pushing the limits, and the Jim Beam Club Spirit award to Nasa (North Avalon Surfriders Association) for great sportsmanship.
Clubs that competed included North Shelly, Merewether, Queenscliff, Dee Why, Avoca, North Steyne, Mona Vale, Curl Curl, North Avalon, Bungan, Freshwater, Macs Own, Long Reef, North Narrabeen, East End, and Wamberal Express.
For previous results, images and video highlights head over to australianboardridersbattle.com
Australian Boardriders Battle Series Schedule:
EVENT 1 – TRIGG, WA – SEPT 9, 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 AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE IS AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST GRASSROOTS BOARDRIDERS 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.