Safe Mate’s BBR Contest #7 in on this Sunday 11 September 2016 at 7am.

Safe Mate’s BBR Contest #7 in on this Sunday 11 September 2016 at 7am. 

Juniors and Women’s Divisions are on a Bye Round for Contest 7 but we still would love to see you there.

Heat draws etc on their way. 

Contest 6 Highlights Videos are also now online at

A word about our host sponsor…. Safe Mate develop wearable devices for beachgoers that contain their personal and medical information in case of emergencies. This is a local tech startup working with a few surf life saving clubs already and well worth checking out. So come along and say hi.  

Merchandise will also be on sale at discounted prices.  

Thanks also to all of our wonderful partners & sponsors! 


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.








BBR Contest #5 Reminder, Ravesi’s Sponsored Lunch and Bye Info

Ravesi’s BBR Contest #5 and the Chegg Memorial Paddle Out and Expression Session is on Sunday 24 July at 7am.  
Heat draws etc on their way. 

Contest #5 Bye Round 
Microgroms have the bye round this contest. 
Chegg Memorial
For more information call Ashley Purrington on 0404 146 614
Member News 
Congrats to Perth Standlick on making the semi finals of the Murasaki Shonan Open in Kanagawa Japan
Hoodies ($70), tees ($30) and hats ($20) [or combo for $100] will be on sale on Sunday also. 
BBR New Bank Account Details 
We’ve changed to St George Bank, Bondi Beach. New details are:  
Bondi Boardriders 
BSB 112-879
ACCN 440 320 462
Thanks also to all of our wonderful partners & sponsors! 
Stay in touch 

BBR Comp #4 Highlights


RealSwimIndonesiaProject – Get Behind It!!

Dear BBR Members
You are invited to Barney Quinlan’s RealSwimIndonesiaProject 
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Many of you will know Barney already but for those that don’t, Barney supports Bondi Boardriders by providing invaluable water safety and surf safety services and training to our Microgroms, and younger surfers. Barney is a tireless advocate of surf safety and the RealSwimIndonesiaProject is an incredibly worthy cause that he has thrown his expertise behind. So let’s get behind him and rock up to a family friendly event for all!
When: Thursday 23 June, starts @6pm
Where: The Bucket List, Bondi
Screening of Sean Gilhooley’s “Indo Style” + Jimmy James’ classic “Tracking”
Music, food, drink + films
DJ Mark Lloyd from 6pm. First film at 7pm.
Raffle with prizes  Deus Ex Machina, Deus Cafe, Ravesis, El Nino, Porch & more…
This is the perfect, winter Indo escape night and it’s all for the great cause of teaching Balinese kids free, life-changing water safety education.
ADMISSION IS FREE and this is a family friendly event.
See you there!
Barney Quinlan

BBR Contest #4 – 12 June – Surfculture Demo Day & Bye Info

BBR Contest #4 on the 12th June is Demo day!!! Test all the latest boards from the world top shapers!!! It’s free for all BBR members and $10 for all non members. Don’t miss this epic day. Big thanks to our sponsor Surfculture for making it all happen!  Don’t forget MASTERS & GRAND MASTERS have their BYE round.



New Video, Contest 3 – check it out


Ratings 2016 Are In!!

Ratings are  up


New Video – Contest 2, 2016 – check it out

Rnd2 – Highlights from Bondi Boardriders on Vimeo.


Introduction of Bye System for Bondi Boardriders



  • Below is a letter from Club President Ian “Wal” Wallace explaining the introduction of the bye system. The dot points below offer a short summary.
  • Due to increase in membership numbers (185 last comp) we have announced an introduction of a bye system for the Club commencing 3 April.
  • The first divisions to receive the BYE for next Sunday 3 April 2016 are the Juniors and Women’s Division
  • The rest of the BYE Dates and divisions will be posted within 7 days
  • To compensate we are also adding one more comp date in November during daylight savings – date TBA
  • Every surfer can still drop one contest in addition to their bye round

Firstly I would like to thank each and every one of you for making the first contest such a huge success. While we had great waves and weather on our side, this means nothing if the club and the people in it have no spirit. Everyone present helped out and made the day fantastic. All divisions surfed out of their skin and it was awesome to see some of the older crew making a very welcome return. The Scum Valley Cup boys surfed as hard as they did when they were kids and some of the rivalries there date back to when they were micro groms themselves.

We had close to 185 competitors don a rash vest and compete. These number are record numbers for our club and proves we are moving in the direction of being the one of the strongest clubs in the country. However, with the influx of these numbers and the loss of daylight savings combined with council and insurance restrictions, it means our committee has to come up with a way that all our surfers can surf and enjoy the Boardriders in the fairest way possible.

So, from the next comp, being the 3rd April, we will be introducing a bye system for divisions. Much like rugby league etc. The great news is we will be adding another contest at the end of the year that will allow 2 contests in daylight savings and in those contests the entire clubs’ divisions will compete on the same day. Every surfer can still drop one contest on top of their bye round.

On the 3rd of April the Junior’s and The women’s will have the bye. Each division will have a bye and we will have these dates up within the next 7 days. So just to repeat all other divisions will be competing on the 3rd April with the exception of the Juniors and the Women’s. We are aiming to have less dual heats and also want to give more focus to the micros and cadets as these guys are the future and our most important asset. All divisions will benefit from this new system and we hope that those divisions who have the bye will still come down on the day and show their support.

I would like to thank the committee all of whom give so much of their time and effort to make this club run the way it does. We are so stoked to have Clare, Vicki, Shane, Steve, Ray, Rod, Stodsy and Ben doing all that they do. I would also like to thank all our sponsors who without their constant support none of this would be possible.


Kind regards,