The Usher Cup has taken over the beach at Snapper Rocks to see some of the east coasts best male and female surfers compete for the Usher Cup title.
The Usher Cup will start each day with a moving performance from Yugambeh people – Luther Cora and his family- the traditional owners of the land in which they will be competing over the next three days.
Luther has a long history of sharing the culture and traditions of the Yugambeh people and was honored to be asked back in 2022 to open the second Usher Cup.
“Its very important, to myself as an indigenous person. I really appreciate it,” said Luther
The incredible show drew the attention of those on the beach at 7 am this morning, blessing the event and welcoming those in attendance to the lands of his ancestors.
“What it means is welcome, to welcome people to the country. It’s just a blessing from the traditional people, letting them know that you guys are okay here on this country with the blessing of the traditional people and everything will be good for the day” said Luther
The Usher Cup can be watched live from anywhere in the country this year, with the women’s heat playing out today – Friday 28th January.
Click here to watch live!: https://www.ushercup.com/live/