BBR Newsletter – July 2016

Dear Members, Family, Friends and Sponsors

Wow what a year so far

We have been blessed with some great waves so far this contest year and this Sunday is looking SOLID!!!! With the Micro Groms having the bye, it’s up to the bigger kids and the ‘kids at heart’ to show how hard they can charge. Long range forecasts are showing a solid 6-8 ft swell with off-shore winds.

The surfing this year has been nothing short of amazing with our young guns really starting make a huge impact not only locally but all around the country. Lara Damelian, Grayson Hendricks and Nick McGrath are charging and turning heads wherever they surf. Perth Standlick just placed 3rd in the QS in Japan with his sights now firmly on making the WCT.

This Sunday’s contest will be in memory of one of Bondi’s greatest talents and all around legend Michael “Cheg” Chegwidden, who was taken well before his time. This year marks the 20 year anniversary of his passing and to pay our respects we will be having a paddle out and expression session. Meet at the comp on The Hill at 11am with event commencing at 1pm. There will be some limited edition t-shirts with all profits going to the Cancer Council.

Bondi legend and former World Champion Cheyne Horan is flying down to surf in the contest on Sunday and rip up the solid forecast. He is bringing an all-star Bondi entourage that includes all around Hellman Tony Spanos and more. Tony wants to surf the biggest wave of the day and get the biggest barrels the beach has ever seen. Cheyne is coming in hot with his brand new fins “EZ3” that all Bondi Boardriders members can demo and buy. He will be looking after all members with great deals.

We are also very proud to be at the forefront of innovative surf technology. Being an environmentally aware club we have created a paperless Boardriders and soon to be released contest app dubbed “LiveHeats” that will change the way our Boardriders, clubs around the country and the world will be run. During our last three contests we have been trialing the LiveHeats technology; developed by some of our very own club members (Chris Friend & Fernando Freire) . We are now embarking on the final steps to make this a reality. The LiveHeats app will become our app of choice for running surfing comps, with live scoring, automated heat draws and schedules, and surfer dashboards so competitors can track performance.  By 2017 we hope for this technology to become the main portal for members and spectators to engage with BBR contests and apps. Even down to sharing results and performances on social media, and your friends and family will be able to view live scoring even if they aren’t even at the beach or in the country

As with everything new, it all takes time and resource we are currently seeking a Technology Sponsor. If you are any of your friends/businesses can help out we can offer some fantastic sponsor packages that will create unmatchable marketing opportunities for your company on Australia’s most famous beach. Please email for all enquires.

This contest is proudly supported by the legends at Ravesi’s. They will be catering this event and Darren and the team will be cooking up another Master dish for all our members to enjoy. Big thanks to Ravesi’s for also helping Perth fly to Japan and get a third in the QS.

As per all contests we work very closely with Waverley Council and their policies. This includes no alcohol in public places. The BBR Committee thanks you in advance for adhering to this. Ravesi’s is across the road so if you’re feeling thirsty this is the place to be. Check out our Codes of Conduct here.

Also if you have not paid your membership fees this is your last chance! All non-paid members will be unable to compete. We know who you are!!!! Don’t forget that our bank account details have changed:

Bondi Boardriders

BSB: 112-879

Account Number: 440-320-462

BBR Merchandise will also be on sale on The Hill on the weekend.  Bring your cash. Hoodies $70, Tees $30, Hats $20 or buy all three in a combo pack for $100.  The hoodies are holding up well in the cold snaps. Time to snap them up as they stock won’t last.

Ok this Sunday is shaping up to be another epic contest with waves that will test all.

Lastly on behalf of the Bondi Boardriders we would like to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of Blake Hanson who passed away on Saturday after battling a very aggressive form of cancer. Blakey was a loyal friend who loved charging big waves and was phenomenal ocean swimmer. He will be missed by all.