Best of the best hit North Coast surf

Jeames Young will be riding for Angourie today. PHOTO: ETHAN SMITH/SURFING NSW
Jeames Young will be riding for Angourie today. PHOTO: ETHAN SMITH/SURFING NSW

THE best boardriders clubs on the NSW North Coast will be battling it out Pippi Beach today for a spot in the Australian Boardriders Battle National Final.

The Clarence Valley will be represented by Yuraygir and Angourie Boardriders among ten other teams.

Angourie Boardriders surfer Jeames Young said it was a privilege to host the fifth event of the Boardriders Battle.

"We have had a few contests here but we could have a lot more," Young said.

"We have great waves, great food, great infrastructure and great community. It will be a wicked and crowded weekend.

"It is definitely an event that should make its mark."

Young said his team was stacked with talent and should give the competition a run for their money.

"We will push each other," he said.

"The biggest threat to us will be Lennox Ballina. In the last couple of years they've turned up and won numerous events.

"Hopefully we can get over the top of them and take it out."

Young said because of the small conditions it would suit smaller surfers, but would still be contestable and competitive.

Angourie Boardriders secretary Hayley Emery said it was the first Australian Boardriders Battle to be held at Yamba.

"We've got a good team, they are all elite surfers," Emery said.

"It is good because Laurie and Dan are representing the club were they started.

"It will be good for the kids to see that."

Surfing NSW media and communications manager Ethan Smith said team events brought the best surfing out of competitors because they had the team's expectations on their shoulders.

"Each and every club is so passionate, you're trying to get the glory for your club," Smith said.

"Yamba is an area that will cater for the Far North Coast surfers, there is an abundance of waves in the area." Smith said he hoped to get some waves early in the morning before all the clubs turned up.


Yuraygir Boardriders

Kev Shanahan (open)

Jode Skennar (open)

Krister Waern (open)

Craig Olsen (open)

Carly Shanahan (female)

Taj Skennar (junior under 18)

Rio Grieves (open reserve)

Ruby Grieves (female Reserve)

Angourie Boardriders

Laurie Towner

Jeames Young

Chris Zaffis

Heather Read

Navrin Fox

Jeremy Walters

Daniel Ross

Topics:  outdoor-living surfing yamba

Police investigate deliberately lit fire north of Grafton

Rural Fire Service Wooli Police copyright Tanja Ackerman2016

Storms hamper crew's efforts to contain bushfire in rugged terrain

Truck crash closes M1 at Chinderah

Emergency crews have responded to a two-truck crash that has closed the M1 Pacific Highway at Cudgen Rd.

Truck explodes into flames after Pacific Highway crash

VIDEO: Inside the Fortis Creek bushfire

A bushfire which started in the Fortis Creek National Park north of Grafton on Wednesday, 26th October crossed Coaldale Road late on Thursday, 27th October, 2016 and was being contained on Friday, 28th October, 2016.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Firefighters work to contain blaze north of Grafton

Local Partners

Is it time for a skate park extension in Yamba?

IF YOU ever want to be truly terrified, swing by the Yamba skate park on any given day.

Angourie assembles strong team to defend home surf

SPRAY: Up-and-coming Angourie surfer Dakoda Walters practises his turns ahead of the Australian Boardriders Battle this weekend.

Australian Boardriders Battle hits Clarence Coast

Grafton does the Time Warpt again

The Time Warpt Dinner and Show is set for the Grafton District Services Club on Saturday night.

Rocky Horror dinner show comes back to Grafton

OPINION: Magpies welcome Binge back to the nest

The Lower Clarence Magpies v Casino RSM Cougars at Maclean Showground. Pictured for the Magpies is Ryan Binge (centre).

Lower Clarence Magpies have good news ahead of AGM.

Mariah Carey and James Packer discussing relationship

Mariah Carey and James Packer are discussing how to work things out

January Jones: Take time away from your phone

January Jones needs time away from her phone

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

MEL C is adamant she won't reunite with the Spice Girls

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Grafton does the Time Warpt again

The Time Warpt Dinner and Show is set for the Grafton District Services Club on Saturday night.

Rocky Horror dinner show comes back to Grafton

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Maclean's highest house sale this decade

SOLD: Ray White real estate agent Alan Bruchert has just put a new sticker on Maclean's most expensive house to sell in a decade.

Unique riverfront home sells for more than $920,000

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!