Usher Cup 2023

Supporting Local Athletes and Charities

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Usher Cup Surfing Comp Gold Coast

Can you believe it! We are closing in on year three of the annual Usher Cup surf contest and once again we are headed back to the iconic Snapper Rocks break with some massive changes to the now four (4) day event.

Three years ago, we set out to create a unique hybrid surf contest, creating an event which recognised grass roots boardriders clubs, whilst identifying the countries best young talent. It’s fair to say those goals have been achieved with a number of Usher Cup winners now competing on the QS tour and in the WSL.     

While the Usher Cup is and will always remain committed to providing a platform which allows the sport’s emerging stars to showcase their talents and take their skills to the next level, in 2023 contest founders are pleased to welcome 8 international board riding teams who will join 23 Australian clubs, competing for the inaugural Usher Cup World Club Challenge.

Strictly by invitation, the 2023 Usher Cup will be contested over four days from Thursday the 19th to Sunday the 22nd of January.  Like in previous years, Male and Female surfers will compete for equal prize money in 2023, with individual winners walking off the beach $7,000 richer. 

See event format below and keep your eye on news and socials for the latest updates!

Event Information

QUALIFYING SERIES

The excitement begins well before the Usher Cup gets underway with Boardriders clubs hosting regional qualifying events to determine selection of the 3 best male and 1 best female surfers to attend the Snapper Rocks contest.

COMPETITORS

The Introduction of the World Clubs challenge has seen the Usher Cup extended to four days in 2023 as our team surfers and a host of Wildcards battle for club and individual honours.

Competition Format

The competition format is based on highest score individual, highest score club and expression sessions.

MAIN EVENT

Individual surfers will be scored by the judging panel. The two highest scoring waves will contribute to the highest score.

Individual Expression Prizes

Individual prizes will be given to competitors for.

  • The Highest Score
  • The Best Aerial
  • Most Creative
  • Best Spirit of Usher Cup.

Prize Money
Trophies

The Usher Cup is an equal prize money event with both male and female winners receiving $7,000 while the countries rising stars will battle for a share of the $84,400 prize pool.

Winning Club

The annual Usher Cup Club Championships will see the winning club receive $7,000 while the top four clubs will share in a $16,000 prize purse with teams judged on the combined top three male, and top female competitor scores.

Perpetual Trophy

The winning club will hold the perpetual trophy for the entire year.

Each year, the new recipient is added to the trophy.

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Charities

Continuing our ongoing charity drive to assist those in need,
Usher Cup 2023 will be donating to 10 local charities. Usher Cup is proud to support:

Serving-Our-People
World Mental Health Organisation
Arcadia-College
Currumbin-Wildlife-Hospital
the-sanctuary
Friends-with-Dignity-Logo
Gold-Coast-Hospital-Foundation
The Village
Volunteering-Gold-Coast
Global Awakening

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Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

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