The three-day event will include the best male and female surfers from board rider clubs from Coffs Harbour to Noosa.
Snapper Rocks and D-Bah have been selected as the perfect locations for the event this year, with the final location to be determined based on conditions. The event will coexist with normal public activities on the day.
The purpose of the event is to recognise the grass roots of club surfing and to unite our board riding clubs. We aim to encourage and support the clubs by promoting junior programs and support male/female equality.
The event will provide the opportunity for our young surfers to compete after a long period of absence due to the COVID crisis.
Surfers will compete against each other as individuals and at a club level. Individuals will also be awarded throughout the event where creative talent is spotted.
21 board rider clubs will host regional qualifying events to determine the 3 best males and 1 best female surfers. Each club will receive $300 to hold their Clubs entrant trials.
The male event will run over two days. A total of 96 male competitors, 3 male surfers from each club plus 30 local wildcards and 3 sponsor wildcards.
The Female event will run over one day. A total of 48 female competitors, 1 female per club plus 24 local wildcards and 3 sponsor wildcards.
The competition format is based on highest score individual, highest score club and expression sessions.
Individual prizes will be given to competitors for.
o The Highest Score
o The Best Aerial
o Most Creative
o Best Spirit of Usher Cup.
Males and females will receive equal prize money. A whopping $30,000 in prize money all up donated by Usher Group, including $5,000 for both the first prize male and female winners
The winning Club receives $3,000 in prize money. The criteria is based on the top three male scores and top female competitor scores combined.
The winning club will hold the perpetual trophy for the entire year. Each year, the new recipient is added to the trophy.