Boardriders Battle of the Bridge

Congratulations to Sydney’s Northern Beaches who took out the win for the inaugural Sydney International Boardriders Challenge, North Vs South ‘Battle of the Bridge’. 

Sydney’s Northern Beaches finishing on 57.47 points over Sydney’s Southern Beaches with a score of 44.32!

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The Sydney International Boardriders Challenge, North Versus South, Battle of the Bridge will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Battle between affiliated Boardrider Clubs from Sydney’s Northern Beaches taking on Sydney’s Southern Beaches for the ultimate bragging rights and a $1,000 prize to the winning region to go towards grass roots development.

Any competitive surfer who’s grown up in Australia will attest, a big part of their success and skill comes down to the support and competitive upbringing in their respective local boardriders clubs. They’re an icon of our surfing culture, unique to our country, and have bred the athletic qualities we’ve come to love from our Aussie Champs. And nothing ignites fireworks more than when boardriders clubs go head-to-head for the Battle of the Bridge!

Battle Details

The battle will consist of a tag team format. Each club will be contacted to register and nominate their strongest surfer to represent their club and join either the North or South Boardrider Club team. Each North and South team is to have 2 appointed team captains and team coaches who will assist in the management of teams including submitting the order of clubs competing and their teams Power Surfer prior to the event.

All competing clubs can only nominate one competing surfer, the club must be current and affiliated members of Surfing NSW. Entries will close one week prior to the event. Nominated club members are to be emailed to claire.ellem@surfingnsw.com.au.

Competition Format

The Battle will go for 60minutes, in a tag team format. Two surfers from each team will surf as pair out at the same time. Each team member will surf once for approximately 10minutes. The surfer can catch two waves receiving a wave score out of 10, with the best one being counted. Each surfer has to tag the next surfer in the allocated area. The prenominated ‘Power Surfer’ per team will have their wave score doubled.

North and South region managers need to submit their order of clubs and Power Surfer prior to the event.

Northern Beaches Team – Orange and black rashies
Southern Beaches Team – Blue and white rashies

Penalties: Not finishing within time limit = minus 5 points
Interferences = zero score on interference
Competitors surfing out to turn = minus 5 points
Surfer catches more than allocated wave limit = minus 5 points
Surfer breaks early outside of change over area = minus 5 points

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