The Baxter Shield is back!

The 2017 Sands Hotel Paul ‘Baxter Shield’ will be held on Saturday October 21 at Maroubra Beach. After having a year off we have moved the Baxter Shield to the warmer month of October in 2017 with a new revitalised format!

This contest is an open pre-paid surfing event with limited amount of surfing spots available that go on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. (Keep in mind that there is only a maximum of 64 competing surfers on the day and we currently have well over 150 members at Southend – so get in early to guarantee your spot. You can register simply by clicking on the link http://southendboardriders.com.au/purchase/paul-baxter-shield/2017-baxter-shield-entry/

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MAROUBRA UNITED BOARDRIDERS BATTLE IT OUT AT KIAMA THIS SATURDAY

The final qualifying event in the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle Series III will call Kiama this forthcoming Saturday and the Maroubra United Team need your support.

Team Maroubra United will take on 11 other clubs including Elouera, Bondi, Southbridge, Ulladulla, Jones Beach, Woonoona, Culburra, Cronulla Point, Scarborough and Werri in an attempt to seal one of the final 2 positions in the upcoming National Final on the Australia Day long weekend on 23-24 January, 2016 at Cronulla.

The squad will be lead by former WCT surfer Blake Thornton and include Monty Tait, Jackson Giles, Max McGuigan, Matt Howard, Koby Abberton, Emma McGuigan and Fin O’Hea

North Bombo Beach is prime location due to conditions but Werri Beach, Jones Beach and Surf Beach all options.

If you are planning on making the trek down please call the event hotline                     (0458 247 212) by 6.45am on the days of competition to confirm location and running order.

So if you haven’t already made plans get on FB and start calling your mates right now and get down there to support the team. Echoing South Sydney captains John Sutton famous words “LETS DO THIS”.

0801 Blake 0801 jacko 0801 monty visslaThe Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by naming rights partner Original Source and major support partners in Toyota, Nikon, Oakley, Sutherland Shire Council, the World Surf League, XXXX Summer Bright Lager, DrinkWise, Milwaukee, FCS, Surfing Life, Fox Sports, Destination NSW and Boost Mobile.

Fraser Dovell Donates Wetsuits to Weave Kool Kids

In honour of National Reconciliation Week and Surfing NSW’s Indigenous Surfing Program (ISP), former Australian Junior Champion Fraser Dovell (Avalon) has donated a large array of wetsuits to Weave Youth and Community Services in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

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The 2013 Australian Junior Champion donated six wetsuits to Weave’s Kool Kids Club program, who are instrumental in teaching Indigenous participants the health, enjoyment and wellbeing that come from surfing.

Club member and Kool Kids leader Melissa Leaudais was gracious for the act of generosity.”The kids are chuffed and moved by the generosity Fraser (pictured above) has shown. The wetsuits he has kindly donated to Weave’s Kool Kids Club will provide lots of warmth to the kids during our Aboriginal Surfing Program and the local winter boardrider competitions. The kids are so keen to surf that they brave the cold conditions some months in short-johns. I’m sure the wetties will be put to good use.”

“Surfing is having a positive impact on so many of our Kool Kids; this would not be possible without the support from Surfing NSW and local community members. Keep your eyes out for Weave’s Kool Kids ripping up the waves with the Southend Boardriders at Maroubra.”

Surfing NSW are looking forward to hosting the Indigenous Surfing Program (ISP) for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in 2015. The Surfing NSW ‘ISP’ aims to attract large numbers of young Indigenous communities to beaches throughout the state. Our program promotes health, enjoyment and wellbeing through the sport of surfing and ocean safety awareness, brining positive education to remote and location Indigenous communities.

Principle partners, NSW Government – Communities, Sport & Recreation and the Australian Government, continue to support and are aware of the benefits this program has on Indigenous health and activity. With participation increasing rapidly each year, Surfing NSW is excited about the continued growth and development of participants through the program.

The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge set to include Pro Junior in 2015.

Some of the world’s best grommet surfers will return to Lennox Head from July 3rd – 8th 2015, to compete in one of the premier junior events on the calendar, The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open presented by Coolridge.

In 2015, the under-16 year old junior event looks set to raise the bar of junior surfing, with the inclusion of a new 64-man World Surf League (WSL) Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) division presented by Coolridge and a $12,000 prize purse – currently the biggest prize pool for any Pro Junior in Australia – with the winner walking away with $4,500.

All event divisions will be broadcast live on skullcandyozgromopen.com.au. Entries into the under-12, under-14 and under-16 divisions are now open on www.surfingnsw.com.au
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