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Usher Cup 2022

Supporting Local Athletes and Charities

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As we approach Year 2 of Usher Cup we are excited to be heading back to Snapper Rocks – the OG location with our hosts, Snapper Rocks Surfirders Club.

In January 2021 we set out to create a unique hybrid surf contest- to recognise grassroots club surfing and to unite boardrider clubs up and down the coast – and we had a blast!

Supporting individual and club programs, Usher Cup provides a platform for the sport’s emerging stars to showcase their talents and take their skills to the next level.

By invitation only, Boardrider Clubs bring their best 4 surfers who then compete for both the individual and club top spots. Creative expression is also recognised throughout the comp and most importantly male and females receive equal prize money.

See event format below and keep your eye on news and socials for the latest updates!
Please note: This event will coexist with normal public activities on the day.

Event Information

Qualifying Series

28 Boardrider Clubs will host regional qualifying events to determine the 3 best male and 1 best female surfers.

Each club will receive $300 to hold their Clubs entrant trials.


**The Men’s event will run over two days with a total of 96 competitors – 3 male surfers from each club plus a number of wildcard entrants.

**The Women’s event will run over one day with a total of 48 competitors – 1 female per club plus a number of wildcard entrants.

Competition Format

The competition format is based on the highest score individual – male and female, highest score club and expression sessions.

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


** Proposed schedule**

Day 1: Female rounds – all heats
Day 2: Male – Round 1 and Round 2 – first 12 heats
Day 3: All remaining rounds plus Male and Female finals. Winners presentation held on the beach directly after the finals.

Individual Expression Prizes

Individual prizes will be given to competitors for:

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

Prize Money/Trophies

Males and females will receive equal prize money with a massive prize pool of $73,400 up for grabs.

Prize money kindly donated by Usher Group.

Winning Club

The Winning Club receives $3,000 in prize money.

The criteria is based on the top three male scores and top female competitor scores combined.

Perpetual Trophy

The Winning Club will hold the perpetual trophy for the entire year.

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

** Please note: All competitors – male and female – to be prepared to compete on Day 1. A final running schedule will be posted on Tuesday 25th morning, 3 days before the event.

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Continuing our ongoing charity drive to assist those in need, Usher Cup 2022 is proud to launch the #$10kforTEN campaign.

In association with the grassroots surf contest, Usher Cup will be raising funds to directly contribute $10,000 to ten local charities across South East Queensland.

Arcadia College offers an alternative approach to education for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Catering for a diverse range of students’ needs, they provide a holistic approach to give students the best opportunities to build their future pathways and lives.
Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) create a brighter future for animals in need. They work hard so that every companion animal has a safe and caring environment where their intrinsic needs are respected and met, providing assistance and medical care to animals across the state.
White Cloud endeavours to provide early access to treatment and support for people living with or at risk of depression, increasing awareness and support services across the southeast coast.
The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is a local community organisation that raises funds to support patients and their families by delivering local health programs and projects across the coast.
The Sanctuary provides refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence whilst they get back on their feet. Funded entirely by donations, this charity relies on the generosity of the community to continue its support services on the southern Gold Coast.
Friends with Dignity helps support survivors of domestic violence after leaving everything behind – working in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres, they provide practical programs to assist survivors. Friends with Dignity aims to reduce the tolerance of such a crime as they step up, speak out and support.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital helps to treat, rehabilitate, and release sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife to Australia’s fauna, whilst providing support and sanctuary for those who are unfit to be released.
A charity created in the heart of the pandemic, Serving our People aspires to help those in the community who are at risk. They provide delivery services, food, and companionship as well as health and fitness support.
The Preston Campbell Foundation provides inspiration and mentorship to young Indigenous Australians to achieve their aspirations and dreams, creating connections with their culture, sense of place and wellbeing.
Volunteering Gold Coast demonstrates the power and impact of volunteering to create inclusive communities that encourages connection, participation and giving back. Supporting Not-For-Profits in volunteer recruitment, people living with a disability, and older Australian’s with transport needs, social outings, community visitor schemes, Accessible Beaches program and more.



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Latest News

The competitions best surfers provided with a window of thirty minutes to showcase their skills in rapidly improving conditions at Snapper Rocks.
Usher Cup 2022 has now officially wrapped after a huge three days of epic surfing and our kings and queens of the waves being awarded.
Year one was a huge success and set new benchmarks for grassroots surf contests and then in year two, the Usher Cup welcomed in an international audience with the events live stream broadcast watched by tens of thousands of people all over the world.


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