Off and Racing!!!! Here is the form guide, click on the link to down load!!!
Look out it is going to be bloody huge!!!!
Off and Racing!!!! Here is the form guide, click on the link to down load!!!
Look out it is going to be bloody huge!!!!
BURLEIGH BOARDRIDERS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS, 1965 – 2015
GOLD COAST TURF CLUB SATURDAY 25TH OF JULY
Burleigh Boardriders are celebrating 50 years as a boardriders club, with the Burleigh Boardriders 50th Anniversary Raceday this Saturday, 25th of July, at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Burleigh Boardriders have gathered 12 of the original foundation members of the club who will be bringing some of their 1965 club badges and other memorabilia to show off on this day of celebration of one of the Gold Coast’s and Australia’s oldest boardriding clubs.
The raceday will see the members who formed the club mixing with those that have made Burleigh a force in club surfing in Queensland and Australia, with a junior development and coaching program in place second to none. This has seen Burleigh compete in the National Boardriders Battle, as well as placing 2nd in Queensland in 2014.
Burleigh Boardriders will also be previewing the release of their book 50 years of Burleigh Boardriders, a pictorial and written history of the club. This will be released in November this year, with more stories and pictures added from the celebrations.
Many tales will be told, and the young and the old mix and talk about their love of surfing and Burleigh Heads. All the foundation members will be presented with medals in their honour, and will celebrate 50 years of being the caretakers of Burleigh Point.
ATTENDEES FROM THE CLASS OF ’65 AND THEIR PARTNERS:
Noel and Kim Gordon
Ross and Janice Gordon
Greg and Paula Kaddatz
Ray and Marie Clarke
John and Mary Nolan
John and Pam Dowsett
Archie and Trish Hoogervost
Bill Hoogervost & Wendy
Bill and Gwen Ker
Alan & Bev Sykes
Not only will there be the Burleigh crew, but some of the world’s best surfers fresh back from South Africa, and many other celebrities will be making a surprise appearance as well… It will be the event of 2015
Burleigh Boardriders 50th Celebrations
Saturday 25th July 2015
BUSES – DEPART BURLEIGH HEADS PRIMARY SCHOOL
First bus leaves at 10.30am
Last bus leaves at 11.00am
BUSES – DEPART TURF CLUB AFTER LAST RACE
ARRIVE BY 11.30AM FOR 12PM START
COLLECT TICKETS AT GATE – WHERE YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE FUNCTION ROOM
RACE 1 – UNDERGROUND PLUMBING CLASS 3 HANDICAP
AFTER RACE -INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
RACE 2 – STIHL SHOP BURLEIGH QTIS THREE-YEAR-OLDS HANDICAP
AFTER RACE – RECOGNITION OF INAUGURAL MEMBERS AND PRESENTATION
RACE 3 – CH SECURITY AND BAMBERRY LAWYERS QTIS TWO YEAR OLDS CLASS 1 HANDICAP
AFTER RACE – GUEST INTERVIEWS & WRAP UP OF FORMAL PART OF THE DAY
RACE 4 – HUTCHISON BUILDERS PLATE
AFTER RACE INERVIEWS ETC IF REQUIRED
RACE 5 – LIVE VISION CLASS 2 HANDICAP
RACE 6 – LINDORES CONSTRUCTIONS RATINGS BAND 0-65 HANDICAP
RACE 7 – BURLEIGH BOARDRIDERS CLASS 1 HANDICAP
RACE 8- LANAKAI ON BRIGHTON BENCHMARK 75 HANICAP
DAY FINISHES IN FUNCTION ROOM AT COMPLETION OF RACE 8
FREE TICKET TO CPR CLUB AT TRACK
BUSES DEPART GOLD COAST TURF CLUB 5PM TO RETURN TO BURLEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Link is on our Facebook page
Free for under 18′s
Hey Burleigh Boardriders, it is the Kirra Teams Challenge this weekend, starting Friday the 13th of March and wrapping up Sunday the 15th of March!
WE NEED YOU TO GET DOWN AND SUPPORT THE TEAM ALL THREE DAYS!!!
Competition starts around 7.30am all 3 days venue down the southern end, Kirra, Greenmount or Dbah…. We will have the club tent, BBQ, and drinks down there so everyone stays hydrated.
OUR TEAMS NEEDS YOU!!!
It was great support team last year, so lets do it again. get your team uniform on, pack water, sunblock, hat, and a big cheering voice to give our lads a big support over the weekend.
WE ARE RED, WE ARE WHITE, WE ARE SURFING DYNAMITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See you down there over the weekend, if you can get down Friday please do… We did well last year lets go bigger this year…..
DARE SOMEONE TO GO THE NEXT LEVEL!!!! RED N WHITE!! WE ARE 50 THIS YEAR, LET’S DO IT!!!!
See you there!!!!
Burleigh Boardriders once again will be bringing back the laidback times of the 1970s, with the 17th annual Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival from January 9 to 11. This year will be a special year for the Single Fin Classic, as it is also Burleigh Boardriders 50th year as a boardriders club, their first event held in 1965, the Single Fin Classic a bit like Burleigh Boardriders fun little grommet!
Friday will see the Charity Luncheon at Burleigh Bears Leagues Club, with the Saturday and Sunday action turns to Burleigh Point for the Single Fin Classic. The annual Charity Luncheon will be hosted by funny-man and former jockey Allan ‘Robbo’ Robinson, with special guest speakers. The first is Bill Bohlman, Gold Coast legend, and the man who ran the Gold Coast’s biggest surfing events of the 1970’s, The Stubbies Classic. Other speakers will include former Australian, Queensland, and Broncos captain, Darryn Lockyer, and Manly legend Steve “The Beaver” Menzies. Other speakers are yet to be confirmed, but WCT surfers, current and former World Champions are on the guest list. With the guest speakers, huge sporting memorabilia auction, and tickets $120, including meal and refreshments, there are only limited seats available.
The Single Fin Classic (January 10 & 11 – 2015) is a unique surfing contest, where all surfers compete on single fin surfboards made before 1985, which means that every board that is surfed in the event is an antique, and a unique part of surfing history.
It is like a surfing museum over the contest, with all the boards there for one and all to see, and thousands gather on Burleigh Point to watch the event. The event has a special spirit to it as well, six man heats, and a really cool attitude from all the competitors in the water, where hassling is at a minimum, and cheering on your fellow competitor as they surf a wave is mandatory.
Surfers who have competed in this event is like a who’s who of surfing; Gary Elkerton, Rabbit Bartholomew, Mick Fanning, Luke Egan, Mark Occhilupo, Cheyne Horan, Matt Hoy, Jack Freestone, just to name a few. With Billabong one of the major sponsors, usually up to half a dozen of their team surf in the event, so you can expect to see some of the old legends and top up and comers competing in the event.
The 2013 Champion, Dave Rastovich, embodies the spirit of the single fin: cool, relaxed, and surfing with that bit of style and class. Dave grew up surfing at Burleigh Point before embarking on his journey of being a soul surfer, and championing many other environmental causes. ‘It’s such a wonderful thing to be able to come down and pull out these old relics and have a lot of fun on the point,’ says Dave.
There also is an under-18 division, and the young grommets really impress on-lookers with their style and poise on boards more twice their age.
The whole thing is about surfing for surfing’s sake, remembering lost friends, and for the Burleigh Boardriders it is their major fundraiser for the year. The Single Fin Classic is the first event of 2015, and Burleigh Point will once again be crowded with people from the Gold Coast and beyond to check out classic surfing on classic surfboards.
The level of surfing at the event is incredible. Not only will there be pros and semi-pros competing, they will have to deal with a field of local Burleigh rippers, and red-hot surfers from the Gold Coast and beyond. It is a prestigious title to win; you only win a single fin surfboard, and the glory – it is all about the glory, the title and the fun. Last years champion Tim Hyland won the event for the second time in 2014 taking down former WCT surfers Jay “Bottle” Thompson and Nathan Hedge on the way. Tim is no stranger to single fin glory winning it last as a 17 year old grommet, the local Burleigh Boardrider a favourite with the crowd, and on his backhand showed all and sundry how it was done.
The members of Burleigh Boardriders know how important the event is to the club for many reasons, none more so than current Burleigh Boardriders Club president James Lewis.
‘The Burleigh Single Fin Classic is an event that gives the young and old members of the club an opportunity to relive a piece of surfing history,’ says Lewis. ‘The point at Burleigh was the pinnacle for professional surfing in Queensland throughout the single fin era of the 70s and early 80s. This event gives both the locals (and quite a few professional surfers) a chance to ride Burleigh as the legends of our sport did all those years ago.
‘The format promotes the sharing of waves and boards, leading to a relaxed, carefree vibe not usually felt at competitive surf contests.
‘The great times that people experience here can be seen in the steady growth of the event with crowds matching that of any world qualifying series event, with every person on the beach not wanting to miss a moment of the action in the water. Going from strength to strength it is a weekend not to be missed down at the point. No matter what the conditions everyone has a great weekend.’
With money raised from the event, Burleigh Boardriders donate some to local charities, and the balance goes back into Burleigh Boardriders Junior Development program.
So come and check out the 2014 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic. Sit on the natural amphitheatre that is Burleigh Point, or Jelergull as the ancients from the Koomberri tribe named it from there dreaming stories. Just the vibe, the feeling, and the excellent level of surfing is worth pulling up a piece of grass or rock on the headland and just soaking it all in.
Entry to the contest (January 10 & 11) is open to all surfers, $70 for opens and $20 for juniors, enter via www.surfingqueensland.com and go to the events page. There are limited numbers and the field always fills early. Tickets to the luncheon are $120 and available from Burleigh Bears League Club from next week.
For further information
Media – Terry “Tappa” Teece
President Burleigh Heads Boardriders Club
Calling all Burleigh Boardriders. This Friday morning, 25/04/2014 all Burleigh Heads Boardriders are request to come down and show their respect for our fallen diggers as the club presents a wreath on behalf of our members at the 2014 Dawn Service.
All members are to meet in full club uniform at the Clubhouse at 4am so we can walk down to the service, and present the wreath on the behalf of the club in respect of the fallen soldiers. After the service we will all go for a surf followed by a BBQ and social gathering.
The service starts at 4.28am…. Why 4.28am you ask?
Well 4.28am was the time when the first diggers landed on the beach at Gallipoli, and all those young lives were taken. They were representing Australia, and giving their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today. Many young lives taken in their prime, some were 18 and above, but many lied about their age. Some young as, or younger than 16 years. So groms, put yourself in that position. Grommets, ladies and gentlemen – think how that would be for you.
So once again, can all members meet at the Burleigh Boardriders Clubhouse at 4.00am in full club uniform, so we can one and all show respect for the diggers, and show, we as Burleigh Boardriders are well and truly part of our local community.
Lest We Forget
Get in quick to secure your spot at the Burleigh Boardriders Junior Camp once again at Teallebudgera Rec Centre: May 17-18th.
Please put your name down at training on Tuesday owith Dvex or speak to Andrea.
1st in – best dressed!! – yewww!!
And please be sure to come and support the team in the National Final of The Jim Beam surftag at Duranbah this Friday and Saturday, it’s our first time qualifying for the event and we are looking for a big result – see you all there!!