2020 Surftag Australian Series

Northern Beaches Surftag Qualifier
25th January - Curl Curl Beach

Newcastle Surftag Qualifier
8th & 9th February - Merewether Beach

Wollongong Surftag Qualifier
22nd & 23rd February - Stanwell Park Beach

QLD & Northern NSW Qualifier
29th Feb & 1st March - Duranbah Beach

Surftag Australian Championships
4th & 5th April - Queenscliff Beach, Sydney

Audrey Styman-Lane - D'Bah Boardriders. Images Credit - Adrenaline Shots Audrey Styman-Lane - D'Bah Boardriders. Images Credit - Adrenaline Shots

Kingscliff Boardriders Win First Surftag Title in Eighteen Years


D'Bah Boardriders Big Winners in Women's Division



Kingscliff Boardriders Club have won their first ever Surftag Title defeating Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads and D'Bah in the Men's Final of the FISHBOWL Surftag QLD Championships at Duranbah Beach. Kingscliff's second surfer Mitch James was the standout in the one hour final scoring 21.10 that included a 7.33 Powerwave.

Competitors made the most of the clean one meter "A" frames on offer with Snapper Rocks opening surfer Max Kearney locking in a near perfect 9.5 on his first wave in the decider for three huge backhand snaps. The Kingscliff team of Wesley Christian (12.40), Micah Margieson (13.63), Ruben Brinsmead (19.43), Brad King (11.13) and James surfed smart against the more fancied teams with all five surfers scoring double figures.

James was ecstatic with the win referring to the fact the club had never won a team event, "This is the first time we have ever won anything and it's good to beat Snapper as well", James said. "We only entered the event at the last minute as we were struggling to put a team together so to come away with the win is pretty special. We've being doing the Surftag for so many years and never done any good so to win in really good waves is amazing".

Audrey and Grace Styman-Lane, Brodie and Amiya Doyle and Freya Prumm will be up against teams from Cabarita, Burleigh Heads, North End and Currumbin Alley.

In the Women's Division 4 x Australian Champions D'Bah Boardriders dominated the four team final from start to finish with Amiya Doyle (12.80), Grace Styman-Lane (13.30), Brodie Doyle (17.43), Freya Prumm (20.27) and Audrey Styman-Lane (18.87) winning by over 38 points. D'Bah finished with a team total of 86.67 with North End finishing runners-up on 48.07 ahead of Cabarita (44.67) and Burleigh Heads (30.90). North End's Sayaka Muramatsu posted the highest score in the Final - 20.80 that included a 7.07 Powerwave.

D'Bah's Amiya Doyle was thrilled to accept the winner's trophy, "We love competing in the Surftag Series and today was one of our best wins, all the girls were ripping". Doyle said. "It's great to have all the other girl's teams in the event and especially for Cabarita and Burleigh who were competing for the first time".

With the top eight Men's team's qualifying to the FISHBOWL Surftag Australian Championships, North End, Palm Beach, LeBa and Kirra will join Kingscliff, Snapper Rocks, Burleigh Heads and D'Bah in the heat draw at Queenscliff Beach in May.

In the Women's Division D'Bah, North End, Cabarita and Burleigh Heads have qualified to the Australian Championships.

2019 FISHBOWL Surftag QLD Championships

2ndSnapper Rocks74.87
3rdBurleigh Heads69.23
5thNorth End
6thPalm Beach
10thVeteran Surfers

2019 FISHBOWL Surftag Women's QLD Championships

2ndNorth End48.07
4thBurleigh Heads30.90

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2019 FISHBOWL Surftag Australian Series

NSW Qualifier - 9 & 10 March
Wollongong (Woonona - Stanwell Park)

QLD Qualifier - 14 April
Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads

Australian Championships - 10 & 11 May
Queenscliff Beach, Sydney. (WA, SA & VIC Boardriding Clubs invited to compete)


The 2019 FISHBOWL Surftag Australian Series is proudly supported by Swellnet.

For further information please contact,

Steve Harrison - Global Surftag

Phone: 0403 180 787