Rego Day – Saturday 17th March

Only 11 Days to go until we kick-off our 2018 season…

Between 12pm and 2pm this coming Saturday 17th March we will having our Final Registration day for those of you who have not yet signed up and those of you who want to join as a social member. We will set up in front of Southend Surf Club (on the grass up top), the BBQ will be cranking and so will the tunes so come down and enjoy a few snags and a cold drink and meet the crew.

If you cannot make it you can this Saturday you can still register online @ https://www.liveheats.com/southendboardriders. This option will be available until next Thursday 22/3. But with 85 people already registered don’t delay. We are limiting the number of surfers in each division this year to 24.

Finally this year we will be looking for surfers or parents who want to be Divisional Representatives. The divisional representatives main role will be to look after all the needs and wants of surfers and parents for their nominated division.

Reps main roles include

  • The main point of contact during club event
  • Welcome & introduce new surfers,
  • Point of contact for surfers and parents during events and also pass on all surfers feedback to the Contest Director and committee.

The more people that get involved the easier the day is. So if this sounds like something you would be interested in please let us know.

Have a great week and hope to see you down there on Saturday.

 

 

 

2017 Wrap

Thank you to all of you for making it our 33rd winter season an epic one. Our membership remains very strong with 170 surfing members and 35 Social Members, we had some great organisations jump on as sponsors, The Sands Baxter Shield relaunched and we saw some epic Title battles in pretty much all the divisions.

Firstly I would like to congratulate all the Divisional Champions for 2017 and congrats to all our Perpetual Award winners

Link to the 2017 Champions and results —-> Final Results 2017                                            (Champions best 5 of 7 results determined the eventual 2017 divisional winners).

Special congrats to the 4 surfers who awarded trophies for the 10 years continuous service.

  • Monty Tait
  • Tom North
  • Jim Gibson
  • Max McGuigan

2017 Perpetual trophy winners

Mark Windon Clubman of the year – Rachel Gallea

Junior Clubman of the year – Zane Killorn

Brad Richards Most improved – Seamus Connon

Fish Buchan Open Club Champion – Max McGuigan

Junior Club Champion – Jake Feher

And Finally none of this would be possible without the support of some sponsors. I would like to send a huge thank you to each and every one of you and I urge all of you out there to support these great organisations

Main Sponsors

  • Maroubra Surf and Skate
  • Juniors at Malabar
  • Carve
  • Kerry Logistics
  • The Wright Physio Coogee
  • Sands Hotel
  • Softlite Surfboards
  • Mullet Surfboards

Event Sponsor

  • Eastern Suburbs Surfboard Repair
  • SDS
  • Taste Ireland
  • Randwick Council and their amazing crew of lifeguards for their great assistance throughout 2017.
  • A big thanks to Michelle from SignScape more of her amazing trophies for the annual presso.

Thanks to you all for a fantastic year. Have a safe and happy Xmas and we will see you all in 2018

Jake Feher finishes 2nd at the BL Blast Off

Congrats to little Jake Feher who finished runner up in the U/10 Boys Finals at the 12th annual Hurley BL’s Blast Off presented by GoPro. In a see sawing final Jake surfed brilliantly against a red hot field of older kids and finished just behind his good mate Fletcher Keller. Well Done to Jakey. Big things to come over the summer from this ripper.

10 BOYS
1 Fletcher Kelleher
2 Jake Feher
3 Landen Smales
4 Mannix Buecher-Squiers
5 Will Martin
6 Tye Wicks

Photos courtesy of Ethan Smith SNSW

Comp 5 – Wild Times

First light saw the beginning of a new south swell hitting northend.  Winds were light SW and the swell was 5-6 ft and building with each set that came through. We set up in front of Southend surf club where it was a few feet smaller and more importantly a little more protected from the winds. By mid morning the waves were 5ft and 8 out of 10 waves were doing their best impersonation of Waimea shorey. Some deadly closeouts. But amongst the close out there were still some sick ones. The guys in A Grade really lit it up as did the Junior Boys and Open Women.

Pic – Richard Walker

Pic – Richard Walker

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