Making a come back in 2022, Cabarita Boardriders are set to compete again in the second annual Usher Cup. This year is set to be bigger and better than ever, with over 20 clubs competing and new and fierce competition arriving from interstate.
Cabarita Boardriders are the definition of grassroots surfing. Having formed in 1985 as an underground family-orientated club, the group still holds closely the same missions and values today.
Cabarita often identify as the underdog in competitive club surfing, taking on clubs more than twice their size since forming. But these boardriders are still a force to be reckoned with, placing a very respectable 7th overall in last year’s competition.
The club has a strong history of fostering underground surfers such as Chippa Wilson – known for his freestyle competitive clubs, Robbie Johnson – former world grom title, and Zahli Kelly – current WQS female competitor.
The tranquil shoreline known for its unique lifestyle and holiday aura just south of Tweed is renowned for its beaches and surf conditions, with locals flocking to the waves when conditions are prime. This shows in high-quality competition that comes from Cabarita for the teams who participate in 2021.
In the lead up to the event, Cabarita are working hard to narrow down who will represent the grassroots club and compete for the Usher Cup win. Club President and former Usher Cup competitor Brent Savage says “The Usher Cup is a great opportunity for Cabarita Boardriders to showcase their grassroots club and its surfers”.