Bondi Boardriders 2021 Series

Welcome 2021 BBR Members! 

A special shout-out to all new members to the club. 

Please come down and introduce yourselves! 

Below we’ve provided some frequently asked questions and information relating to the comp on Sunday and season ahead. 

IMPORTANT INFO FOR THIS SUNDAY 

THIS SUNDAY ALL DIVISIONS are required to attend.  

Please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your heat starts.

If the weather or surf conditions require us to cancel we’ll inform you via SMS and social media. Usually we make this decision on the day by 6.30am. 

SAVE THIS CONTACT INFO

Victoria Austin, Co-President, Contest Director and all rounder. 

Preferred method of contact is SMS 0426 774 501 or email or bondiboardriders@gmail.com.

Victoria is your contact for all things BBR or will point you in the right direction.  

JOIN US ON SOCIALS 

Most reminders, comp rego and upcoming events are shared via socials. 

BBR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BondiBoardriders/

Instagram: #bondiboardridersofficial 

Website: bondiboardriders.com

REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP @LiveHeats 

LiveHeats is the contest software we use to administer membership, competition registration and scoring. It is a critical part of our operation so learning how it works is crucial to not missing out.  

  • The Monday before every contest  https://liveheats.com/bondi will be opened to register your attendance. We will advise you by SMS & socials when this opens. (
  • You will be required to log on and register your attendance between Monday-Friday of every comp.
  • Please keep your login information and the division you signed up to membership handy as you will need this when registering your attendance.
  • Once registration closes (you will be advised when it is closing) the schedule will be drawn, your heats and colour rashie will be visible via your dashboard or via liveheats.com/bondi. We will notify when this is done and typically this occurs no later than Saturday morning, prior to the comp. 
  • Heat draws and times are subject to change. You are responsible for knowing your own heat times. Check  https://liveheats.com/bondi regularly for changes.  
  • If you can’t make the day, after having registered, SMS Victoria ASAP so she can rearrange heats. As this may also make the day easier to run for all volunteers involved.
  • Things Happen – don’t panic – if you don’t register or can not make it please SMS Victoria 0426 774 501 and she will make the necessary changes. 

All heats have a 50% progression to the next round. The progression is based on how many in the water and not how many entered in the heat.  For example: 

  • If four surfers are judged in a heat, two will progress.  
  • If five surfers are judged in a heat, then three will progress. 
  • If  six surfers are judged in a heat, then three will  progress, and so on and so forth.  

DOUBLE BANKS 

  • Mainly the first and last comps of the year will be run using double banks. This means two heats and two different divisions are in the water at the same time but on different banks in the water. 
  • These are outlined on the day. If you are confused on which bank you are on please ask with plenty of time before your heat starts.
  • Please also be respectful of the judges at all times but especially when judging two banks as it takes intense concentration. So please leave them to do judging only. Any info or questions you have on banks or scores go through Victoria or another volunteer.

FROGS & TADPOLES 

Daniel “Huddo” Hudson is the Division Director. He is available on 0410 538 673

  • Parents will be advised about a meeting time for both divisions prior to each comp (they may vary so keep an eye out). 
  • Meet at the tents at The Hill, South Bondi and we’ll go as a team to a safe part of the beach 
  • No need to collect rashies 
  • These divisions require a parent or guardian to accompany each surfer in the water to assist.  
  • After the contest, we go back to the main area for a ‘little presentation’ for all the awesome frogs and taddies.  
  • Please remember – this division was created as a fun introduction, for the younger surfers, to the life of club surfing. They will not have progression like the other divisions and we encourage smiles and high fives for all competing in these two divisions.

BYES

Each division has two dates in which they do not compete. This is called a Bye (similar to the NRL).  This is due to the fact we do not have enough daylight to run all divisions all year round.

Byes begin on comp 2. We will notify you prior to Comp 2 with a list of all bye divisions and dates and will also be put on our socials and website.. 

DJ, BBQs, MEET YOUR COMMUNITY 

Due to Covid restrictions these are still on hold until further notice.

VOLUNTEERS 

We ALWAYS need help with set-up, pack-down, BBQ duty, general assistance throughout the day. If you can help, show up & let Victoria know. It’s greatly appreciated! 

SPONSORS 

Got a local business and want to put back into the local community. If you are keen to sponsor a comp, maybe you have some prizes or services you can offer, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Sponsors, please email bondiboardriders@gmail.com to organize a meeting with Ian Wallace, Co-President.

MERCH

If you ordered merch this will be available for pick-up @ comp 2 – Sunday 2nd May.

We look forward to a great 2021 with you all.

From the BBR Team! 

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COVID-19 Safety Plan for Bondi Boardriders

Staying safe during competition! Below outlines how we will stay safe and includes FAQs and the COVID-19 Safety Plan submitted to Waverley Council.

We are stoked to be able to fit in some comps before end of season. There are some rules of engagement that we ask that you please follow to so we can get this show back on the road!! We’ve broken them into 3 steps.

  1. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, MAKE SURE YOU COMPLY WITH OUR CHECKLIST
  2. REGISTER ON LIVEHEATS BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY (HEAT DRAW PUBLISHED SATURDAY)
  3. SURF & GO

CHECKLIST

If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you are not permitted to attend, must get tested, self-isolate and report your results back to one of our COVID Officials.

  • Have you been to Victoria in the past 14 days?
  • Are you feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Have you attended any of the hotspot locations reported by NSW Health?

REGISTER ON LIVEHEATS.COM/BONDI

  • All competitors must be registered on Liveheats.com/bondi by midnight Friday 14th August (Heat draw published Saturday 15th August. You will be notified via text when available to view online).  
  • No add-ons on the day of competition.
  • Please don’t rock up on the day. It’s not fair to others.
  • No registration in Liveheats.com/bondi, no competing. No exceptions.
  • Non-competitors such as volunteers, judges, parents of minors will be asked to sign in upon arrival and supply email and mobile on comp day.
  • Please do your level best to minimise numbers on The Hill by only accompanying a participant if necessary.

SURF & GO

  • Turn up for your competition slot only.
  • Surf & go home.
  • Shower and change at home.
  • Wash your rash vest in the disinfectant station provided and hang out before you leave.
  • If you are a parent, volunteer, judge maintain 1.5m distances.
  • We are back to basics here – no DJ, no BBQ. So please bring your own food & beverages.
  • When picking up and dropping off, please do not crowd or park in the driveway near the trailer. This is for the trailer and volunteer parking only.
  • If a COVID Official asks for your help in maintaining distancing or other things relating to the safety of the event, please help them out by complying.

FAQ’s

When are the next comps? Sunday 16 August and Sunday 20 September.

What divisions are included in each comp? We have split up the divisions to run over the two remaining comp days to minimise risk of contact or overcrowding.

Will you have protective equipment available? Hand sanitiser will be available at the comp. Hospital grade disinfectant will be provided in a water/bucket solution for the rinsing of rash vests. Volunteers and judges will be provided with gloves and surfaces will be wiped down regularly. Only officials will be able to use the tents.

If I get sick after the comp what should I do? Go and get tested, self-isolate and inform us straight away.

Do you have another question or issue that you do not feel we have covered? LET US KNOW! Email bondiboardriders@gmail.com or reach out to one of the COVID officials below.

COVID Officials

  • Ian Wallace 0416 251 073
  • Vic Austin 0426 774 501
  • Daniel Hudson 0410 538 673

Useful Resources

COVID-19 Safety Plan submitted to Waverley Council

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Check out all the action from 2019

Thanks to @hocking.images for providing contest video footage for 2019.

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2019 Byes – your division will not surf on the dates provided

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