Club Spotlight: Black Rocks Boardriders

 

Black Rocks are back and we couldn’t be happier! 

Last year, the club were relative newcomers on the scene, and for the most part, making their mark in the competitive surfing world through the Usher Cup. For 2022 the club is back with newfound confidence to surf the waves at Snapper Rocks and Club President Mark Seller is pumped.

When contacted by us for expressions of interest in this year’s competition, he said “Oh yeah, it’s back! We are frothing for 2022 Usher Cup, count us in.”

For Mark, the rest of the Black Rocks crew and the broader surfing community, the Usher Cup presents a much-needed opportunity for some heated competition and sensational prize money.

Mark continued, “I was excited that four members from our club have another opportunity to surf against some of the best surfers in the country at an iconic break like Snapper.”

The unique structure of the Usher Cup means that clubs not only get to elevate the career profiles of their youth and go head-to-head with some of Australia’s best but also raise much-needed funds for ten incredible local charities.

Mark commends the Usher Group and Director Theodore Vairaktaris on its strong charity drive and community focus for the competition.

It’s awesome to see Usher Group investing in the grassroots training grounds of boardrider clubs but also being able to financially assist a group of charities through the activation of the event is amazing.

Unlike some of the other teams who are going into the competition with a relaxed attitude, it’s going to be weeks of serious preparation for the Black Rocks crew.

“Our team will be on a strict training regime leading up to the event by surfing, surfing and more surfing. And maybe sneaking a few up at Snapper when cyclone season kicks in.”

We can’t wait to see how these champions perform at the annual Usher Cup, held from 28th to 30th January 2022 at Snapper Rocks!

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