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ASB MAGAZINE: Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW announced the next three state qualifying events and the National Final in the 2020/21 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series and the remaining Australian Open of Surfing series events will be streamed live on Kayo Sports starting this weekend in Kiama. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will see 12 boardriders clubs competing for the chance to qualify for the national final which will take place in 2021, while the Kiama Open will see approximately 100 competitors surfing across the male and female divisions.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will run on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 and the Kiama Open will run Sunday 22nd – Monday 23rd, 2020.

Surf fans across the country will be able to watch their favourite boardriders club and athletes compete for both national final qualification and then bragging rights as the best in the country at the National Final in early 2021 which will also be broadcast live on Foxtel.

The deal will also see Australian Open of Surfing events in Kiama, Coffs Harbour, Far South Coast and Northern Beaches feature live on Kayo.

Surfing Australia CEO Chris Mater stated: “We are stoked to have inked a live deal with Fox Sports that will see Surfing Australia’s flagship event series in the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series broadcast live on Kayo. Core surf and mainstream sports fans alike are going to love these live events.”

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle will see 12 boardriders clubs competing for the chance to qualify for the national final which will take place in 2021, while the Kiama Open will see approximately 100 competitors surfing across the male and female divisions.

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN OF SURFING SERIES

The entire Australian Open of Surfing series features eight events that will take place in the latter months of 2020 and provide professional and aspiring surfers with the opportunity to win prize money and gain momentum going into 2021.

Each event in NSW will see a total $7000 prize purse with $1500 going to the winner of the Men’s and Women’s divisions.

In addition to a larger prize purse, all events on the Australian Open of Surfing series will be webcast live through surfingnsw.com.au and the Surfing NSW Facebook.

The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing series will see events in:

Sunshine Coast, Qld – 19th – 20th September 2020

Gold Coast, Qld – 31st October – 1st November 2020

Cronulla – 8th – 9th November 2020

Port Macquarie – 14th – 15th November 2020

Kiama – 22nd – 23rd November 2020

Coffs Harbour – 29th – 30th November 2020

Far South Coast Open – 5th – 6th December 2020

Northern Beaches – 13th – 14th December 2020

All events will adhere to strict COVID-19 policies and regulations outlined by the Australian Government and council protocols.

The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing NSW Series is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also supported by Destination Kiama, Coffs Harbour City Council, Sutherland Shire Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Northern Beaches Council.

ABOUT THE NUDIE AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE

For more information on the Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series head over to www.australianboardridersbattle.com

Now in its eighth 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 $112,700 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 Surfing Australia Innovation Award ($1000) will be presented to the surfer who performs the most innovative manoeuvre.

Other Awards at the National Final include:

  •  Surfing Australia Air Show – $1000
  •  Surfing Australia Club Spirit Award – $1500
  •  Layne Beachley Medal
  • Wayne Rabbit Batholomew Medal

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 2020/21 nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by nudie, Oakley, Woolworths, Hyundai, Destination NSW, City of Newcastle, 2XP, WSL, mySURFtv and Surfing Australia.

 

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