Ratings are up http://bondiboardriders.com/ratings-2015-16/
- 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.
Due to an overwhelmingly successful membership drive this year we are now officially closing the membership applications for 2016.
BBR currently has over 170 competing members!! Yeeeeeewwwww! Thank you to everyone for your support and enthusiasm.
Stay tuned for some further important announcements about how we’ll be handling the contest structure and unprecedented membership numbers this season.
BBR CONTEST SERIES FOR 2016
All comps are on Sundays, 0700 start on The Hill, South Bondi
To become a member, download the form, fill-out, scan or mail back (details in form).
Payment is by direct debit and please ensure you include your name as a reference in the EFT so we can track you.
We are still experiencing some issues with the website so if you have difficulty downloading this form email us on email@example.com
This years Single Fin Classic in Memory of Doogza Starts Early!
As usual, dress code is 70’s retro.
You must register 30 mins prior to the start of your division.
Please be on time to avoid disappointment!
Enter contest area via stairs Cnr Notts Ave and Campbell PDE
Here is the run sheet:
5.30 am – Opens Contest Registration, receive T Shirt and Concert Ticket
– No Dance Off 1st Round Opens
6.00am – Opens Heat 1 Starts
6.30 am – Masters Contest Registration receive, T Shirt and Concert Ticket
6.40 am – 1st Dance off Masters
7.00am – Masters Heat 1 Starts
8.00am – Grand Masters Contest Registration, receive T Shirt and Concert Ticket
8.10am – 1st Dance off Grand Masters
8.30am – Grand Masters Heat 1 Starts
9.30am – Womens Contest Registration, receive T Shirt and Concert Ticket
9.40am – 1st Dance off Woman
10.00am – Womens Heat
2.00pm – Finals
3.00pm – Doogza Memorial Paddle Out
3.00pm – Beachfest Concert Starts
– Party On The Hill
Attention All BBR Members
Thank you so much for such a fantastic BBR 2015 season.
Lets all celebrate the year at our Preso night Yeew!!!!!!!!
Date 30th of October
Venue The Bucket List Bondi Beach
Time 6.30 pm – 830 pm
Dress Black Tie (Day of the dead theme)
Non members are welcome to join us after 8.30pm
Support a Local Legend
The Single Fin Classic Doogza Raffle
This years Single Fin guest of Honour is Brett “Doogza” Davis.
The Bondi Boardriders are running a raffle to raise funds for Brett’s family.
$10 will get you a raffle ticket and a chance to win
1st Place 2 Night Stay Sleeping 6 persons @ The Drift Hotel care of Byron Bay Holiday Rentals Valued at $990
Donated by Lisa Larke
2nd Place 10 cases of Corona.
Organised by Cisco Crescente, Donated by Justin Smidmore
3rd Place 6″3 Will Webber Quad 6’3 X 19 3/4 X 2 1/2 swallow tail
Donated by Matt Coleman
4th Place 4 cases of XXXX Summer Beer
Donated by Justin Smidmore
1st Place Under 18 $200 Surfculture Voucher
Donated by Bondi Boardriders
The raffle draw will be at the Bondi Beachfest Single Fin Presentation to be held on the 14th of November.
You don’t have to be there and the BBR will get your prize to your door!
How to buy raffle tickets
Payment by direct debit made to
BSB 06 2124
Acc 1127 1483
Please insure your full name is in the electronic details
Make the description – Doogza Raffle
BBR Comp 8 Proudly Sponsored by Richardson and Wrench Bondi Beach will be held on the 11th of October.
Its the last one for the year and its going to be huge!
Hey All Its ON TONIGHT!!!
BBR Movie Night and
2015 Sponsors Thank You
Home Grown Footage 2015 Comps
Watch the BBR members RIP IT UP
This Thursday 3rd Sept
Time 6.30 pm – 8.30pm
Location The Bucket List Bondi
$25 Corona Buckets. Tap Beer & Wine Offer