THE cream of the crop from Southern Cross University boardriding clubs will be in action in the King and Queen of Campuses surf event at Cabarita Beach this Friday.
Campuses from Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Lismore will compete in the event.
“We have about 10 guys competing in a field of 30,” president of SCU Lismore Boardriders, Arlen Osbourne, said.
“We’ll be using the event as a bit of a selection trial for the National University Surfing Championships next month. The top six will qualify.”
Among the Lismore hopefuls are Ned Sanchez, Sam Bull and Jaemen Jamieson.
“It’s a battle between the universities and bit of bragging rights too,” Jamieson said.
“I think we have a stronger field of competitors this year, so it should be a challenge.
“Tweed looks pretty strong; they have guys who compete in World Qualifying Series events.”
As an added bonus students studying a Diploma of Sports Management (Surfing Studies) will gain practical experience in event organisation by coordinating the competition.
Hawaiian student Mia Melamed is looking forward to the event.
“It allows students to gain knowledge in all aspects of the surfing industry,” she said.
“Hopefully we can contribute to the future growth of the surf culture and industry.
“Rivalry between the campuses is hot.
"We invite the public to come along and watch some outstanding surfing.”
The action kicks-off from 11am.