ASB MAGAZINE: Surfing Australia and Oakley have extended their partnership for a further three years, with Oakley remaining as the official eyewear and apparel sponsor of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series.The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is Australia’s biggest grassroots boardriders event series and involves more than 65 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs across eight state qualifying rounds with 24 clubs competing at the National Final in Newcastle.
“We are excited to be continuing our partnership with Surfing Australia and further our support of grassroots surfing in Australia. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is an event that the Oakley team are passionate and excited about, and we see valuable engagement with the Oakley brand through the state series and national final. We thank Surfing Australia for their support and we are excited to see all the surfers in action again this year, ” said Beau Emerton, Oakley Sports Marketing Manager.
The purpose of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle program is to build the profile and capacity of community boardriders clubs Australia-wide. In the past five years, Surfing Australia has invested over $750,000 into Surfing Australia affiliated boardriders clubs as part of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle series.
Surfing Australia’s General Manager Partnerships, Digital and Events, Jake White said: “We are very excited to have extended our great partnership with Oakley.”
“Oakley has strong roots in Australian surfing and their backing of the boardriders club community throughout the country and Surfing Australia is greatly appreciated.”
The sixth series of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is set to get underway tomorrow when the Gold Coast hosts event one of the eight-leg State qualifying series on Saturday, August 25th.
nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2018/19 calendar:
EVENT 1 – Gold Coast, QLD – August 25, 2018
EVENT 2 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 15, 2018
ABB – EVENT 3 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Sept 22, 2018
ABB – EVENT 4 – NSW Nth – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Oct 6, 2018
ABB – EVENT 5 – Trigg, WA – Oct 27, 2018
ABB – EVENT 6 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 10, 2018
ABB – EVENT 7 – Phillip Island, VIC – Nov 24, 2018
ABB – EVENT 8 – Clifton Beach TAS – Dec 15, 2018
ABB – National Final – Newcastle, Feb 16-17, 2019