North Steyne Boardriders have taken out the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle central NSW regional qualifier in stormy and wild conditions at Warriewood Beach.
The Manly based club blitzed the competition over the course of the day, thanks largely to the dominant performance of young local surfer George Pittar who posted multiple near-perfect scores over the course of his club’s campaign.
In the all northern beaches final, reigning National Champions, North Narrabeen put up a valiant battle, finishing just behind North Steyne, while Long Reef took out third and North Avalon, finished in fourth.
All results can be seen here.
North Steyne Club Captain and former World Tour surfer Richie Lovett attributes the teams success to a recent recalibration of tactics and an emphasis on simply having fun.
“There’s not really an easy way to say this, but we’ve had so many shockers in this event over the years,” said Lovett. “This year, we decided to regroup and refocus on the things that drive us as a club and basically it was to simply have fun with this event while still giving it our all. The club is full of so many talented surfers and I think I speak for all members when I say that we’re over the moon to win this.”
The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle saw 13 boardriders clubs competing for the chance to qualify for the national final which will take place in 2022.
Clubs that competed included North Narrabeen, Merewether, North Avalon, North Shelly, Queenscliff, Avoca, Mona Vale, Long Reef, East End, Curl Curl, Bungan, North Steyne and Freshwater.
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 -COMPLETED
ABB – EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 4, 2021 –COMPLETED
ABB – EVENT 3 – Trigg, WA – Sept 18, 2021 –COMPLETED
ABB – EVENT 4 – Scamander, TAS – Oct 2, 2021–COMPLETED
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.