Upping the ante this year, the 2022 Usher Cup has invited a number of interstate boardrider clubs to intensify competition and the stakes at play. Torquay Boardriders club was chosen strategically with one goal in mind – to make the second official event bigger and better than before.
With a taste for competition and a club motto of go hard or go home, returning clubs are up against one of Victoria’s most reputable surf clubs. Torquay Boardriders was formed in 1978 to ensure the coastal town was represented at all premier surfing events.
The club has evolved over recent years, with emphasis placed on family legacy. Several members are first- or second-generation athletes who help to promote and train the new wave of wave-riders heading to its beaches. The crew also get involved in local government and community programs that involve the preservation of the pristine beaches and surfing laws.
A passion for surfing and community engagement is at the heart of over 250 club members ranging from groms through to masters, Torquay’s junior development program revered by clubs across the nation.
Grassroots surfing is the starting point for the success of clubs like Torquay, and competitions like Usher Cup present them with the opportunity to take on some of the coastline’s best surfers, whilst raising funds for local charities to give back to those in need. We can’t wait to see what these guys bring to the event from the 28th to 30th of January 2022.