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Long Bongs Burleigh Barrels on 91.7 ABC Coast FM

August 17th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »

tappa jj bernEditor JJ, and Tappa ventured up to the ABC Studios to talk about the 50 years of Burleigh Book, Long Bongs Burleigh Barrels – Check it out here!!


August 16th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | 4 Comments »

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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 Many photos are previously unpublished personal shots donated by club members mixed with scans of archived memorabilia and contributions from professional photographers that serve both to illustrate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.

Next friday 5/8 All members, past members, families etc.

July 30th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »


Burleigh Club Round this Weekend!!!

March 29th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »

Hey Crew!! Action stations for the first Club Round of the year for all divisions!!!!

Meet at the Point at 7am to sign on, all entries by 8am!!

Let's see if Tappa can get more than his extra long legrope barrelled this Sunday!!!!

Let’s see if Tappa can get more than his extra long legrope barrelled this Sunday!!!!

Burleigh’s Lucy Callister Takes Down the Big Scalps at Kommunity Pro

February 16th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »

Big Moves and Bigger Upsets at Day 2 of the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro Pres. by Rockstar Energy Drink

BOOMERANG BEACH, GREAT LAKES (Tuesday, February 16, 2016): Day 2 of the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro pres. By Rockstar Energy drink has been completed in clean two-to-four foot building surf. The day brought with it the big names and even bigger up-sets with some top seeds exiting the contest.

Lucy Callister taking down WCT surfer Pauline Ado in her heat at the Kommunity Pro

Lucy Callister taking down WCT surfer Pauline Ado in her heat at the Kommunity Pro

Teenage ripper Lucy Callister found herself in the daunting position of coming up against former WSL Championship Tour (CT) competitor Pauline Ado. Callister waited patiently until taking two right-handers in a row that both offered a clean open wall for the young Queenslander to go to town on, posting a modest Heat total of 13.25 (out of a possible 20) to win the heat. “It was a slow start for everyone in that heat, you really had to get lucky,” Callister said. “I was pretty nervous about coming up against Pauline Ado, she rips so hard, anything could have happened. I’m really happy I was in the spot for a couple of good waves.”


February 13th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »



Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sign-on/1st club round

Friday, 4 March 2016

Kirra Teams Challenge

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

committee meeting 1

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Club Round 2

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

committee meeting 2

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Club Round 3

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

committee meeting 3

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Club Round 4

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

committee meeting 4

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Club Round 5

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

committee meeting 5

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Club Round 6

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

committee meeting 6

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Club Round 7

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

committee meeting 7

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Club Round 8

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

committee meeting 8

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Club Round 9

Please note – these dates are tentative and club rounds will only be run if conditions are suitable for a maximum of 7 comps

Club Champions will be determined on best 5 comps out of 7

Announcing Supergrom Training!!!

February 13th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | 1 Comment »


19th Year of Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival – Presented by Billabong January 8th, 9th, 10th 2016

December 16th, 2015 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »

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Burleigh Heads – Gold Coast – Australia


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It is something now of legend. The second weekend of January, everybody gets ready for the weekend of the year. The natural amphitheatre that is Burleigh Heads is lined with thousands of people checking surfing, not pro-surfing but awesome 1970’s-style surfing on surfboards more than 35 years old, and just how used to be with one single fin.

The 19th Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival will be held on the 8/9/10th January 2016, first surfing event of the 2016 year. Surfers will be competing on antique single fin boards which must have been made no later than 1981, some of the boards surfed are of vintage on late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Over the years surfers have travelled for Westren Australia, Victoria, NSW, all the way up the East Coast of Australia to the Sunshine Coast to compete in this iconic event.

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The Festival commences on the Friday with the Annual Charity Luncheon. Nathan “Carnage” Corbett international renown Mutai boxer is the first guest speaker confirmed. Alan “Robo” Robinson TV personality will be the MC, and other guest speakers to be announced soon. Most of the local pro surfers attend, enjoying the low key fun of the luncheon in their break from the world tour. There will be an amazing sports memorabilia auction, comedy, and great food and drink for all that attend.


Saturday and Sunday will see the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic take place at the iconic Burleigh Heads Point break where some of the best surfers take on Burleigh on the old boards. Surfers who have competed in the event include Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Jack Freestone, Bede Durbidge, Dave Rastovich, Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew, Gary Elkerton, musician Ash Grunwald, Jockey Damien Oliver, footballer Andrew Johns, celebrity Chef Peter Evans, and a host of others. There is a field hot of locals to contend with, last year Burleigh Boardrider Thomas Woods took victory for the second time, the top 100 ranked surfer will be back this year to defend his title. There will be 96 competitors, there are no cash prizes, just the glory of being the champion, and a classic Dick Van Straalen single fin made especially for the event winner.


There is also an under 18 division, where the young grommets will be surfing boards that are more than twice or in some cases 3 times their age!

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To enter the event go to the Surfing Queensland website




It is a carnival atmosphere, great surfing, displays of surfcraft from a bygone era, and live music on Burleigh Point on the Sunday. Get down there and check it out!

For Further Information
Terry Tappa Teece

3 Burleigh Groms Qualify for Australian Junior Titles- Maddy Job wins round 2!!

September 14th, 2015 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »
Maddy Job chaired up the beach by Toby and Liam after his win in the Under 16 final... Maddy is one of three groms off to the Australian Titles

Maddy Job chaired up the beach by Toby and Liam after his win in the Under 16 final… Maddy is one of three groms off to the Australian Titles

The Burleigh groms shone last weekend at the Queensland Junior Titles, round 2, with 3 of 6 Burleigh grommets making the finals, and those same 3 making the Qld team to compete at the Australian Junior Titles at the end of this year.

Maddy Having a crack

Maddy Having a crack

Maddy Job was on fire all weekend, winning every heat he went in including the final. With that result Maddy placed 3rd in Queensland in the under 16 division, and with Hinata Aizawa placing 4th on Sunday wrapped up 4th place in Queensland, and a spot with Maddy in The Queensland Team to go to the Australian Junior Titles in November this year.

Lucy "The Smiling Assassin" attacks the lip in the under 18 girls

Lucy “The Smiling Assassin” attacks the lip in the under 18 girls

Our sunshine smiling super-girl. Lucy Callister placed 3rd in the second round of the Queensland Titles Under 18 girls, this going with her 2nd place in the first round, Lucy ended up 2nd in Queensland, and just missing out on the wildcard to the Roxy Pro Trials. Lucy will also be off to the Australia Junior titles in November and will be primed, as the boys will be to bring home an Australian Junior Title to Burleigh.
The last one to do that was Jay “Bottle” Thompson, so come on groms it’s your turn!!!
Honourable mentions to Toby Mossop and Liam O’Brien who made the semi-finals and were close to making the Queensland team for the under 18 boys. Great effort from all the groms who competed!!

Maddy climbing the ladder to first place

Maddy climbing the ladder to first place

Burleigh Groms into Semi finals of Qld Titles!! Liam O’Brien, Toby Mossop, Lucy Callister, and Maddy Job Hunt Down a Qld Title

September 12th, 2015 Posted in Contest Results, Latest News | No Comments »
Maddy Job a big standout on day 1

Maddy Job a big standout on day 1

Toby racing to the Under Boys 18 Semi finals - a Qld Title win will see him get a spot in the Trials for a wildcard for the Quiksilver Pro 2016

Toby racing to the Under Boys 18 Semi finals – a Qld Title win will see him get a spot in the Trials for a wildcard for the Quiksilver Pro 2016

Lucy Callister looking for a Queensland Title and a spot in the Roxy Pro Trials for 2016

Lucy Callister looking for a Queensland Title and a spot in the Roxy Pro Trials for 2016

Liam O'Brien, although no mention in the press release will be looking for his 2nd Qld Junior Title tomorrow

Liam O’Brien, although no mention in the press release will be looking for his 2nd Qld Junior Title tomorrow

Gold Coast, Queensland Saturday 12th September, 2015 – Duranbah Beach played host to the second event of the Queensland Junior Titles Series with clean one metre waves on offer for competitors in day one of competition.

Top seed Quinn Bruce (Coolangatta, Qld) made light work of his opening round heat against Sam Littlechild (Mermaid Beach, Qld) and Liam Kelly (Wooloowin, Qld), defeating both respectively after scoring the highest heat total in day one of competition. Both Quinn and Sam will progress straight through to the Under 18 Boys semi-final scheduled to run tomorrow afternoon where they will shape up to the likes of Toby Mossop (Burleigh Heads, QLD), Aaron Kelly (Sunshine Beach, QLD) and Ethan Ewing (Point Lookout, QLD) to name a few.

Closely followed by the Under 18 boys was round one of the Under 16 boys with Dextar Muskins (Tweed Heads, NSW) up against Kalani Wulf (Pacific Paradise, Qld) and Cooper Davies (Noosa Heads, Qld) in the opening round heat. In the end, Dextar took a clear lead over his fellow counterparts who needed next to a perfect score to take back the lead.

In the Under 16’s boys, Maddy Job (Burleigh Heads, Qld) posted one of the highest heat totals displaying a high level of dynamic and consistent surfing from start to finish of his heat. Kila Hatchett (Currumbin Waters, Qld) and Darcy Littlechild (Broadbeach Waters, Qld) took second and third place respectively with Kila joining Maddy where they will move through to tomorrow’s Under 16 Boys quarter-final.

Heat two of the Under 18 girls division saw an upset in the water as Holly-Sue Coffey (Coolangatta, Qld) scored an 8.5 score (out of a possible 10) for her first wave of the heat to narrowly defeat event one runner-up Lucy Callister (Palm Beach, Qld), relegating fellow counterparts Laura Poncini (Moffat Beach, QLD) and Ebony Wilson (Elanora, QLD) into third and fourth respectively.

The coveted competition will also see the under 18 division junior surfers compete for a wildcard into the World Surf League (WSL) 2016 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s trials. Queensland’s top Under 18 Male and Female State Champions will each receive a wildcard to surf in the trials event, moving one step further to compete against the world’s best professional surfers at the 2016 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro at Snapper Rocks.

As added value to the Queensland Junior Titles, Jolyn Australia will be giving away some epic prizes to some very lucky female junior surfers.