Yeah folks the Single Fin is on- Full House and Maybe, just maybe one or two beach entries on the standby list!!!
What a field!! Occy, Parko, Ozzy Wright, and a field of red hot rippers from Gladstone to Western Australia!!
The luncheon is all set with Titan, Qld, and Australian NRL player Ashley Harrison, renown big wave riders and instagram sensation Felicity Parmenteer, Occy, and Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew will be some of the guest speakers. Very limited tickets at the door of Burleigh Brewing from 11am Friday.
The contest starts Saturday, and it will be a red-hot field from 8am both days.
Heat draw to be published soon!!! 20 years of the single fin classic!!
20 years and still single!!!!
Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival
6th,7th, and 8th January 2017
After a great end of year performance, Joel Parkinson has ended up at 9th on the rankings, and is looking forward to having another crack in 2017. The highest rated Gold Coast surfer, has been confirmed as a starter in the 2017 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic.
An amateur event which sees surfers taking part on boards more than 35 years old, with one fin a flashback to the 1970’s. The event runs on Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th of January 2017, and entries are open to the public. Mark Occhilupo is also confirmed as a starter, along with a field of red hot locals and all comers. First prize is the glory and an Ian Byrne channel bottom single fin, but everybody that competes get the prize of possibly surfing pumping Burleigh with only 5 other guys on a classic 1970’s single fin. Maybe a chance to surf against Occy or Parko?
Entries are available from the Surfing Queensland website, and the field is limited, on a first in first served basis.
As part of the festival, on the Friday the 6th January 2017, Burleigh Boardriders will be hosting their annual charity luncheon at Burleigh Brewing. Guest speakers will include Occy, Joel Parkinson, Rod “Kerrbox” Kerr from Bondi Rescue, and the best looking guest speaker the luncheon has ever had, big wave charger and Instagram sensation Felicity Palmenteer.
Also some sporting memorabilia will be up for grabs, including a framed 2002 Rip Curl Pro Bell shirt signed by the winner, the late great Andy Irons. This shirt signed by Andy Irons just 10 minutes after his win. It has been held back until now put the item up for auction, and should fetch a pretty penny. Many other auction items will be up for grabs as well.
Tickets for the lunch are $120 per person, or $1,200 for a table of 10, with refreshments from Burleigh Brewing and food provided…. Tickets are available by contacting Edward Lindores on 0413757551.
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Luncheon & Event Details – Edward Lindores – 0413757551
LIAM O’BRIEN QLD UNDER 18 CHAMPION
MADDY JOB UNDER 18 QLD RUNNER UP
It’s Official!!!!! Burleigh Boardriders have the top 2 under 18 surfers in Queensland. Liam O’Brien has won the Qld Title, and will join fellow Burleigh surfer, Thomas Woods (The current Qld Open Champion) in the QWuiksilver Pro Trials in March 2017.
Liam O’Brien and Maddy Job (Who is just turning 16) will now be off to the Australian Junior Titles!! Our club is going ahead in leaps and Bounds – We now have the Qld Open and Junior Champion, and currently Burleigh surfer Lucy Callister is off to Europe to compete in the World Junior Titles!!
We are Red, We are White We are Surfing Dynamite!! Who are, who are who we? We are the crew from Burleigh!!!!!
See the press release below from Surfing Queensland:-
Competitors on finals day of the 2016 Queensland Junior Surfing Titles were greeted with stellar conditions at the preeminent off-the-wall bank, which Duranbah has to offer. The battlefield was complimented with clean waves in the 3ft range, providing the young juniors with loads of scoring potential which was sure to bolster competition for the final day of their 2016 State Title campaigns.
Capitalising on that scoring potential was none other then Liam O’Brien (Burleigh Heads, QLD) who has been in-form throughout the duration of this years State Title series. The local from Burleigh Heads has had his eye on the golden ticket into the 2017 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Trials well before the beginning of this year’s series and was today successful in taking it home.
With the likes of Max Kearney (Tugun, QLD), fellow Burleigh Heads local Maddy Job and Kalani Wulf (Pacific Paradise, QLD) in the final match-up, Liam’s task was no easy feet but his ability to display speed, power and flow within his dynamic surfing, he was able to defeat those respectively and has been crowned as this year’s blue ribbon Under 18 Boys State Champion.
Out of a total 6 heats surfed in Liam’s 2016 Queensland Junior Surfing Titles campaign, Liam was successful in winning all but one of his heats which he still finished second place.
Not long before the excitement concluded in the Under 18 Boys final, the Under 18 Girls final already had everyone on the edge of their seats. The stack round of eight ensured that only the best from this division were competing with the likes of Zahli Kelly (Wooloowin, QLD), Ebony Wilson, (Elanora, QLD), Amber Dods (Sunrise Beach, QLD) and Kiani Dobbyn (Palm Beach, QLD) successful in making it through a tough battle into the women’s final.
In the end it was Zahli’s dominance which couldn’t be matched as she had a strangle hold on the heat from start to finish. The win not only mean’s she’s made the Queensland Team but she will also be joining Liam O’Brien at next year’s Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Trials where she may even have the chance to compete up against the worlds best in the Championship Tour.
There were no signs of those in the Under 16 Boys division holding off as competition remained fierce right down to the dying seconds of the coveted final. After making his intentions clear in his semi-final, Coolangatta’s Jagger Bartholomew was quick to apply pressure in the all-important final against Kai Tandler (Coolangatta, QLD), Taj Stokes (Buddina, QLD) and Josh Boyle (Currumbin, QLD).
Jaggar’s game plan proved to be no match for those in the stacked final where he continued to build on his score line and apply pressure resulting in an overall first place finish above those respectively in event two of the Queensland State Titles.
Not to be outdone was silver medalist, Kai Tandler who despite finishing second in both events, finished first in the overall series ratings with a total 150 points on the strength of two second place finishing results.
The series win for Tandler puts him in the hot seat as one which others will be keeping a close eye on as they come into the 2016 Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Phillip Island later this year.
Local contender Piper Harrison (Coolangatta, QLD) dominated the field of Under 16 Girls and took out first place for event two of the Queensland Junior Titles. Piper’s win today, backed with her first place finish in event one on the Sunshine Coast grants her the 2016 Under 16 Girls State Championship over Holly William (Buddina, QLD) and Shaye Leeuwendal (Currumbin, QLD) who finished second and third respectively.
The podium finish for the golden trio warrants them a spot in the team to represent Queensland at the forthcoming Australian Junior Titles reinforcing the overall strength of the team in maroon.
2016 Queensland Junior Surfing Champions – Team Queensland.
Under 18 Boys
1st – Liam O’Brien
2nd – Maddy Job
3rd – Noah Stocca
4th – Max Kearney
This year’s series also see’s the Under 18 Male and Female Junior Surfers vying for a wildcard into the World Surf League (WSL) 2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s trials where each Male and Female State Champion will receive a wildcard to surf in the trials event and potentially compete against the world’s best professional surfers on a world stage.
Burleigh Boardriders will be launching their book celebrating 50 years as a boardriders club, “Long Bongs and Burleigh Barrels”.
The book’s title paraphrases a tongue-in-cheek advertising slogan adopted by long-time club supporter Billabong in the early 80s, back when long boardshorts were the fashion trend and such innuendo accurately heralded the explosive, anarchist behaviour of surfing’s sub-culture.
The end result is nearly 200 pages of stories, interviews and photos, divided into decades beginning in the 1960s when the Burleigh Boardriders was first founded. Many photos are previously unpublished personal shots donated by club members mixed with scans of archived memorabilia and contributions from professional photographers that serve both to illustrate the evolution of a celebrated coastal community and the metamorphosis of one of surfing’s truly great boardriders clubs.
Industry media professional and former Australia’s Surfing Life magazine Editor “JJ” (Johnathan Jenkins) was entrusted by the club to catalogue their precious history.
“Club President James Lewis approached me at the end of 2014 in anticipation of the Club’s 50th Anniversary. We agreed to produce a book, knowing full-well the process could be like tugging on a thread and watching it unravel with no real end in sight. Ultimately I think we managed to capture a nice cross-section of stories that highlight the Club’s legacies and importantly, include or at least mention, many of the loyal and dedicated people who have been involved over the years.”
Burleigh Heads and the generations of impassioned surfers who have called the spot their local break are globally renowned. Famously, Burleigh was the site of the first-ever man-on-man surfing competition in 1977; the break has provided the backdrop for significant leaps in performance and design; the area remains an attractive base for numerous board manufacturers, surf clothing labels and agencies; and woven tightly through the eras are countless stories of the eccentric surfers who have helped shaped a culture.
Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark congratulated Burleigh Boardriders on their achievements, “Congratulations to the famous Burleigh Boardriders on the release of their 50 year commemoration book. Turning 50 is certainly a significant milestone for the iconic club from the famous Burleigh Heads and to celebrate their milestone and release through this 50 year book is testament to the club they are. I am sure the book is full of great stories and will ensure the memories can be shared into the future.“
Stark added, “Boardriders Club’s play such a significant role in the development of the sport and recreation of surfing Australia wide and its critical we have strong clubs like Burleigh Boardriders that truly lead the way. They are passionate and competitive and community driven and we congratulate them on all their achievements.”
The public launch of the book will be at Burleigh Brewing (2 Ern Harley Dr, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220), Thursday 18th of August from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. All members will be attending, there will be speeches and entertainment, plus copies of the book will be available for sale.
Friends, family and the general public are all welcome to attend.
About the Editor – JJ is a surf industry professional who has overseen media at some of the largest events in action sports, including more than 50 WSL (World Surf League) World Championship Tour events. As a writer, he has contributed to dozens of sport and lifestyle titles worldwide and for 18 years has called the point at Burleigh Heads home since first relocating there to work as editor of Australia’s Surfing Life magazine.
ITS NO SECRET AT BBR WE LIKE A DRINK – SO WE HAVE PARTNERED UP WITH THE TEAM @burleighbrewing WHO WILL BE SUPPORTING OUR JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THAT WE WILL BE HAVING A NIGHT OUT AT THE BREWERY – STARTING AT 5pm till 8pm ON FRIDAY THE 5th OF AUGUST. ALL WELCOME ?#?goburleigh? ?#?burleighbrewing?