Club Name? Bethells Beach Boardriders
Existing since? 2020
Number of members? Around 50
Do you have a clubroom? Just club Oneills aka the worst wave in the land
Volunteer shout outs ?
Ultimate surf have come on board as our main sponsor and we are both in the zone of working that out. Sticky Johnson also hooked us up with a great price for some prizes for the kids
Top surfers that have come out of your club?
None yet majority of members are learner groms so maybe check back in a couple of years!
Current crop of top surfers?Being a more relaxed beach and pretty hippy most our local surfers aren’t into the competitive scene or the club scene. However the Rua boys have been ripping lately, Linden Simmons, Bayden Hill tear things up when they make it down, and who doesn’t love a big JK combo
What is it that brings your club together?
Currently it’s the learners lessons, local folk are frothing at the chance to learn to surf and learn water safety
The club prides itself in?Getting the younger generation into the water and equipping them and their parents with the knowledge to feel confident doing so
What is one thing you would change about the club if you could?
Finding a qualified female instructor so the local girls have a person to inspire them.
What is a club hack that you would like to share with others clubs around the country?
No idea I’m just making this up as I go along!
Any exciting events that you have coming up?
Partnering with ultimatesurf we are going to be running a couple of board demo days out at the beach over summer. Even if you’re not a member or a local you can have the chance to try some boards for no charge!
If a local surfer is planning to join a boardriders club why should they choose you?
Well we are the only boardriders club at Bethells/Te henga. We are looking to grow and empower the future generations and if they are keen to help with that or if they just want a crew to hang with then we are trying to organise a few events for local surfers to enjoy