Located in the quaint suburb of Labrador, North End Boardriders Club (NEB) members are eagerly awaiting the end of January and their chance to participate in Usher Cup 2022, frothing after their experience in last year’s inaugural event.
The club has been around since 1976 when a bunch of ‘ragtag’ surfers in Main Beach got together to form what is now known as one of the largest competitive board riding clubs on the Gold Coast.
President of NEB Club Tom Scantlebury said the event is a great way to showcase the talent of their surfers.
“We have some incredible surfers in our club across all age groups,” he said.
“They all have what it takes.”
Grassroots-level sport is something Tom is incredibly passionate about and believes Usher Cup is a great way to introduce it to a larger audience.
“It’s very important because there is a lot of history and talent at the grassroots level of the sport,” he said.
“Exposing it to a larger audience will draw more people into their local board riding clubs and continue to grow the support.”
The club isn’t too sure of their lineup just yet, but they do have plenty of notable surfers in the mix for the competition in late January 2022.
“Some notable surfers include Luke Hynd, Chris Zaffis, Chris ‘Ibis’ Bennetts, Brock Cooper, plus plenty more,” he said.
We can’t wait to see who’ll they’ll bring.