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Liam O’Brien Qld Under 18 Champion, Maddy Job runner Up 1-2 to Burleigh Boardrdiers!!

August 27th, 2016 Posted in Latest News | No Comments »



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.

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 »

BBR_50th BookCOVER


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