Surfers chasing club honour

MAKING their annual sojourn, 32 of Australia’s best boardriding clubs will land on the golden shores of Kirra today to determine who will be crowned Australia’s best boardriding club.

Over three gruelling days of competition, Australia’s best surfers will showcase their talents in a bid to secure the coveted crown, and their timing couldn’t be better.

Kirra Point has come to life in recent days and all indications are that some classic waves will hit the famous point right on time

Reigning champions North End Boardriders are out to become only the third club in history to achieve back-to-back wins, the others being Merewether 1986/87 and hosts Kirra 1993/94.

However, they face stiff competition from last year’s runners-up, the super strong and highly fancied Le-Ba (Lennox/Ballina), and perennial powerhouses Snapper Rocks, who twice hold thepenultimate record of three wins in a row – 1995-97 and 2003-05.

Over the past 25 years Snapper have won the event eight times, followed by Kirra with five, and as such, Queensland clubs have dominated historically, taking out the challenge no less than 17 times to NSW’s eight.



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