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Northcoast Boardriders awarded Surfline Next Wave Grant

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For immediate release
09 December 2022
From:  Surfing New Zealand
Sport:  Surfing
Location: Nationwide
Further Information: Surfing New Zealand

Northcoast Boardriders awarded Surfline Next Wave Grant

The inaugural Surfline Next Wave grant has been claimed by Whangarei’s North Coast Boardriders Club with Waihi Beach Boardriders Club finishing runner up.

The clubs claim $3,500 and $1,500 respectively and were selected as the grant recipients from 18 club submissions coming in from around the country.

Offered to the boardriders community for the first time in New Zealand, the Surfline Next Wave Grant is a way to reward the surf community for the tireless voluntary work they carry out at a local level.

The Northcoast Boardriders’ video submission stars local grom Dusty Borlase and included a written essay. Speaking from Sandy Bay, Northcoast Boardriders Club Tia Lord

“Thanks so much to Surfline for supporting local boardrider clubs and to Surfing New Zealand for putting this opportunity out there for the clubs to tell their stories.”

We cannot wait to get to work planting out the dunes in front of our club rooms to prevent erosion, building more shelves to get our gear off the ground, painting over the tagging outside the building and most importantly, making the club rooms a little less friendly for the local rats!

Thank you to everyone involved and to all the clubs who entered, keep shredding and keep up the good work supporting your local surfers”

Waihi Beach Boardriders came in a close second with the story of young surfers Thomas Carter and Zac Curle taking the reins at the club and helping the Waihi Beach surf community particularly impressing the judges.

“We are beyond stoked to win runner up and receive the grant for our club,” says Carter. Big thanks to Surfline and Surfing New Zealand for running such an awesome competition and giving boardrider clubs around the country an opportunity to win a grant. This is huge for a little club like ours having a fresh start and it allows us to provide more for our boardriders community, our committee is already fizzing with ideas.”

The quality of all submissions was exceptional and the effort that was put in by everyone was commendable however the stories of North Coast and Waihi Beach resonated with the judges the most.

Valued at $5,000 spread and across two grants, boardriders clubs from around the country were able to make submissions to Surfing New Zealand telling their story of why they deserve a grant. From supporting key learn to surf programs, support for their young club members, and funds to provide necessary equipment to deliver programs or for maintenance to clubrooms 18 clubs applied for the grant with video, photo essay and written applications. All submissions were assessed by a combined panel of judges from Surfing New Zealand and Surfline.

About Surfline
Surfline is proud to bring Kiwi’s the Next Wave Boardriders Club Grant. Surfline is committed to supporting grassroots surfing as well as those who share their passion and love for the sport.

Surfline is the world’s go-to surf forecasting service, with more than 900 live cams worldwide, detailed swell analyses, long-range forecasting, and more.

For more information on the partnership please contact Ben Kennings on 021 2278732 or email benkennings@surfingnz.co.nz.

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