Yamba to host surf event
YAMBA secured a major coup with yet another major sporting event making its way to the beachside haven.
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle will take one of its eight rounds to Yamba on November 15.
The Australia-wide competition will see stages held predominantly on the east coast, with the first round at Tasmania's Scamander on October 4.
Clarence Valley will have to wait until the fifth round to see the 'country's biggest grassroots boardriders event', with stops in South Australia, Queensland and in New South Wales before the January 24-25 final in Cronulla.
As the series is sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals, the event will allow Australian ASP World Championship Tour surfers to represent their local boardriders clubs at the qualifying events.
The competition was officially launched by Surfing Australia last week, with the series to boast $120,000 in prize money.
About $33,000 will be up for grabs across the eight qualifying events, with $87,000 on offer at the national final, which will be broadcast live on Fuel TV.
Rd 1 (Oct 4): Scamander, Tasmania
Rd 2 (Oct 25): Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Rd 3 (Nov 1-2): Gold Coast, Queensland
Rd 4 (Nov 8): North Narrabeen, NSW
Rd 5 (Nov 15): Yamba, NSW
Rd 6 (Nov 22): Yallingup, WA
Rd 7 (Dec 13): Phillip Island, Vic
Rd 8 (Jan 10): Kiama, NSW
FINAL (Jan 24-25): Cronulla, NSW