Club Spotlight: Kawana Boardriders Club

Competing in the Usher Cup for the third successive year, Kawana Boardriders Club (KBC) are pumped to be once again testing the clubs emerging talent against a world class field of boardriders clubs.

Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, KBC is a grassroots family-orientated club who hold monthly intra-club club rounds aimed at engaging competitors from five through to sixty-five years of age. No stranger to interclub competition, KBC has placed in many club team events including the Queensland leg of the Australian Boardriders Battle (ABB) where they finished 4th and qualified for the National final in Newcastle in February of 2021.

Club president Denby Stokes pleased to be heading back to the Usher Cup for a third year.

 “The Usher Cup is a great team bonding experience and creates camaraderie which is crucial in developing valuable club members and young athletes.  “As Kawana Boardriders Club is an expanding club, to have the opportunity for our surfers to compete in competitions like the Usher Cup, it enables our young club members to aspire to one day compete in these types of competitions,”

Leading the Kawana Boardriders team is 19-year-old, Kasey Lane. Currently ranked 163rd in the Men’s Qualifying Series Kasey is a fierce competitor who improves with every heat.

Next up is the sibling duo of Zeb and Jahly Stokes. Queensland Junior champion in 2021 state final, Jahly (15:20) edging out Palm Beaches Ty Richardson (14.43)

Younger sister Jahly also enjoyed success at the Queensland titles, finishing in second position in the under 16 girls’ division. The sixteen-year-old was also crowned Rip Curl Grom Search National Champion and will certainly be one to watch at Usher Cup 2023.

Competition for the fourth spot on the Kawana team is hot with the final announcement to be made closer to the contest.

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