Finishing in a stunning 6th place at last year’s event, North Shore boardriders are gearing up for an adrenaline-filled weekend at the Usher Cup 2022, hosted by Snapper Rocks Surf Club.
North Shore Boardriders is one of the longest running boardriding clubs in Australia, having been founded in the late 60′s by a group of Redcliffe surfers. Members at that stage made the trip on weekends to camp and surf at North Coast beaches – thus the club name.
Today, North Shore boasts over 100 members ranging from grommets to veterans, participating in various club days on the Sunshine Coast, and numerous state-wide competitions across the year.
When offered the opportunity to return for the Usher Cup 2022, North Shore Boardriders were bouncing with enthusiasm at the chance to prove themselves as fierce competitors yet again.
“We were stoked, naturally! We had a great time last year,” said club President, Shane Bevan.
Given the uniqueness of the Usher Cup format, combining promotion of grassroots surfing with a strong charity focus, North Shore was absolutely frothing to jump on board for year two.
“Supporting local charities is always a great way to bring communities together for the greater good,” Shane said.
“We’re super grateful to be involved in any way, it’s also a great event for our kids to represent their club and surf perfect point breaks.
“There are a lot of great underground surfers in Queensland boardriding clubs and this event is a great showcase of that.”
With North Shore looking to enter the same team of surfers in year 2, two of which made it through to their respective semifinal heats last year, the team will certainly be one to beat.
In the lead up to the event, Club President Shane Bevan said it will be business as usual for the North Shore boardriders.
“Our team riders surf most days so nothing out of the ordinary,” he said.
“We’ll organise a few training sessions early in the new year for the lead up to the Usher Cup and also ABB; it’s a perfect time to refresh the competitive system after a relaxing Christmas and New Year.”