Stephen Brown reviews the 2016 Culburra Beach Boardriders National Battle
The Culburra Beach Boardriders couldn’t repeat their 3rd placing at last years National Boardriders Battle, but rest assured 7th placing in this years event is just as damn good.
A great team of talented surfers led by Jay Quinn and Tyler Wright, and included some of the best up and comers in surfing today, Nick Buckpitt, Ben Buckpitt,Ty Watson, Jordan Watson, Karla Thompson, Phil McDonald, and Club President Jason Moon
Missing out on a place in the qualifying event 2 weekends ago at North Bombo, they fortunately got a wild card entry into the National Finals at Cronulla on the 23rd and 24th January.
They won their first qualifying on Saturday which automatically places them in the next round of qualifying on Sunday. It wasn’t easy but they were up against some good company… and on Sunday afternoon were in 4th spot going into the quarter finals.
FINAL LEADERBOARD AND TOTAL PRIZE MONEY (Including Skins Jackpots and Women’s Prize Money)
North Narrabeen Boardriders $23,000
Point Lookout Boardriders $10,000
Merewether Surfboard Club $8,000
North Shelly Boardriders $5000
5th to 20th
Margaret River Boardriders $5000
Jones Beach Boardriders $4,000
Culburra Beach Boardriders $3,000
North Shore Boardriders $2,000
Snapper Rocks Surfriders $3,000
Burleigh Heads Boardriders $1000
Cabarita Boardriders $1000
Kirra Surfriders $1,000
Ulladulla Boardriders $2,000
South Coast Boardriders $1,000
Le Ba Boardriders $500
Long Reef Boardriders $500
Peninsula Surfriders $1,500
Cronulla Sharks Boardriders $500
South Arm Boardriders $500
Portland Boardriders $500
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle Series III is the country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event series with $110,000 in prize money.
It involved more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds starting in September and culminating in this weekend’s National Final for 20 clubs.
The series is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League, which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.