Club Spotlight: Noosa Boardrider’s Club

 

“Let’s do this!!!”

That’s Noosa Boardriders Club President Paul Peterson absolutely frothing to return to Usher Cup 2022. Coming in at an impressive 9th place at the inaugural event, Noosa Boardriders are back and hungrier than ever for that sweet Usher Cup perpetual trophy.

When asked his initial thoughts on being invited to compete for the second year running in the Usher Cup, according to Paul, his response should have been “sh*t yes!”.

“The Noosa crew are pumped,” he continued.

Founded in 1968, Noosa Boardriders are celebrating 53 years this year as an established and well-loved club. The Noosa story is one of teamwork, respect and long days on the shores across the Noosa Shire.

Some of the club’s core values and goals include raising money to cater for essential competition equipment and developing a youth career pathway program in the sport and industry of surfing.

These ambitions make the Usher Cup experience (and its rewards!) too good to miss for this promising club. Its President, Paul Peterson commends the Usher Cup on its hybrid format, combining charitable endeavours alongside developing a platform for grassroots surfers to make their mark on the competition circuit.

“This is such a great event for our grassroots surfers as they get to compete not only individually but for a club.

“That makes the whole experience even better, and to surf for a great prize pool and to support a charity to top it off!!! Well done Usher Group.”

Last year, Noosa Boardriders entered an impressive team of quality QS level surfers, including Aaron Kelly, Noah Stock, Coco Cairns and Dean Brady.

In the lead up to the event, the Noosa team are training hard.

“Our club captain Dean Brady and head coach Eggy have put together a little trial comp to pick the team (and have a beer),” Paul said.

The Noosa team will certainly be one to watch out on the waters of Usher Cup, held at Snapper Rocks from 28th to 30th January 2022.

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