SINGLE FIN CLASSIC
Click below for 2012 entry form..
Entry forms are available now for the 2012 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic, presented by Billabong, is to be held on the 7th & 8th of January, as part of the 2012 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival, presented by Billabong.
A unique event where competitors ride single fin surfboards, that can be made n later than 1981, and celebrating the style, fun and good times of the 1970’s, when the surfers like Mark Richards, Michael Petersen, Peter Townend, Cheyne Horan, Peter Harris, Shaun Thomson, and Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew dominated the competition at “The Stubbies” held at Burleigh Point each year..
The history of the Burleigh Boardiders Single fin Classic is a rich one indeed, just like the History of Burleigh Boardriders, formed in 1965, and going from strength to strength today. The winners and competitors list is a who’s who of surfing with names like Mick Fanning, Jay “Bottle” Thompson, Dave Rastovich, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Gary “Kong” Elkerton, and last years Champion Thomas Woods are some the surfers that have competed in the event over previous years. Antique boards, legends of surfing at one of the world’s best waves ensures that the field of 96 surfers fills up each year.
There is no prize-money, just prizes and the glory of being crowned champion of the first and one of the most prestigious events of the surfing calender..
For more info and to download the entry form by clicking the link below…
Also as part of the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival, is the 2011 Charity Luncheon, to be held on the 6th January at Burleigh Bears Rugby League Club. At present we have MC Comedian “Freddo” Lang, Comedian Steve Allison, Parko and Occy, Gold Coast Suns player Nathan Bock, plus other guests, (a couple of special ones) yet to be announced. Tickets are available from the Burleigh Bears Leagues Club, or other outlets to be announced….
Stay tuned for more news to come………….
CHARITY LUNCHEON – 11AM – 4PM FRIDAY 8/01/10 BURLEIGH BEARS LEAGUES CLUB
CONTEST BURLEIGH POINT 9TH & 10TH JANUARY
EVERY JANUARY BURLEIGH BOARDRIDERS HOST THE SINGLE FIN CLASSIC, CLASSIC SURFING ON CLASSIC PRE-1981 SINGLE FIN SURFBOARDS
The event will be held on the 9th & 10th of January 2010 at Burleigh Point
check the footage from 09… pumping!!!
Once again the world famous point break of Burleigh Heads will be the venue for the 2010 Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic. The event is one of the most prized on the surfing calendar, soul surfing on boards over 23 years old, some 30 years or older. Real surfing, back to the days where getting your board and going surfing somewhere with your mates was the dream tour, not contests and prize money.
The 3 day festival starts on Friday with the legendary Burleigh Boardriders Charity Luncheon, guests speakers in the past include NRL legends Joey Johns & Craig Wing, World Champion long distance open ocean paddler Jamie Mitchell, Channel 9 celebrity chef Pete Evans, and WCT surfers Bede Durbidge & Jay “Bottle” Thompson, former WCT surfers such as Occy, Luke Egan, & Matt Hoy. Gold Coast WCT surfers are always at the lunch, plus a host of former World Tour Pros from the single fin era. A giant photography & sport memorabilia auction will also be held, charities including Burleigh Boardriders Junior Development Fund will benefit from all monies raised. This year we have Professional Boxer John Wayne Parr, Olympians Ky Hurst, Ken Wallace, Burleigh’s own WCT surfer Jay ‘Bottle’ Thompson, and a player from the Gold Coast Titans.
BELOW ARE PICTURES OF THE GUEST SPEAKERS AND ACTION FROM LAST YEAR
The surfing action kicks off on the Saturday and surfers from all over the East Coast of Australia will be cleaning off the dust from their pre-1985 single fin surfboards from under houses or the back shed to compete for the glory of being crowned the 2010 champion.
Surfers can only surf antique “Old School” single fin surfboards made before 1985, and the weekend will see many stories from the good old days swapped amongst those at Burleigh Point. The collection of the old single fins is like a museum display, onlookers always keen to check out the many old and varied surfboards from a bygone era. Each year thousands line Burleigh Point each year to watch the action, classic surfing on classic boards from a bygone era, almost like a flashback to the legendary Stubbies Classic.
Defending Champion Paul Ward will be out to defend his title won in 2009, on an old Mt Woodgee Pintail Channel bottom shaped by Gill Glover. The Col Smith and Alan Byrne channel bottom design are some of the boards most cherished by surfers in the event. Other favourites are the old Dick van Straalen boards, and some of those boards surfed in the event were owned by late Burleigh legends Joe Engel and Mick Murphy.
2007 champion and local lad Jay “Bottle” Thompson started off a great 2007, winning the Honolua Single Fin Classic at his home break, and started the roll that saw him qualify for the 2008 World Championship Tour. The competitor’s list is a who’s who of surfing; Gary “Kong” Elkerton, Cheyne Horan, 2007 World Champ Mick Fanning, Bede Durbidge, Mark Ochilupo, Brenden Margison, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Dave Rastovich, and many others regular competitors in the Honolua Single Fin Classic. Put these surfers against a field of hard core Burleigh locals and many others and you have a weekend of classic surfing on genuine antique surfboards.
click to download entry form for single fin classic
The Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Charity Luncheon tickets are $100 per person and include food and refreshments and as always in high demand. Entries to the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Classic are available from Surfing Queensland (07) 55201165 or can be downloaded from the Burleigh Boardriders website www.burleighboardriders.com .
For more information:
Terry “Tappa” Teece
Mobile: 0408 011 111
Event Details and Luncheon Tickets
Ash “Champ” Humphries
President Burleigh Boardriders
0413 757 551
Check out some of the pictures from 2008 festivities!
the finalists L-R Neil Nicholas, Alby Ross, Rique Smith (Winner), and Jackon Close
Gary “Kong” Elkerton & Bede Durbidge at the luncheon
Brisso & Matt Hoy have a laugh and a beer
Freddo Lang Interviews Hoyo & Kong
Freddo Interviews Jay “Bottle” Thompson
Ugly head collection Freddo, Champ, Tappa, and “do ya think I’m sexy” Ronny Milk
Hoyo & Alby Ross