Sawtell Boardriders Club prepares for summer surfing season

Sawtell Boardriders juniors Josiah Baldwin, Rio Luther-Barr, Hendrix Lewis, Harper McIntosh, and Fletcher O’Sullivan at this year’s Barney Miller Charity Surf Classic.


WITH summer on the horizon the Sawtell Boardriders Club are preparing for another big summer surfing season.

The Sawtell surfers were scheduled to have their next competition date of the season on Sunday, 17 October.

But with the current restrictions on community sport, the club has thought outside the box and held online virtual competitions on their social media platform.

Sawtell Boardriders Club President Nathan Begley explained the concept of the virtual competitions the club had been holding in the absence of actual new competitions in the surf.

“We haven’t had a competition since July, and we wanted to still encourage groms in the community to still be involved in surfing,” he said.

“A lot of our young surfers have been filmed, and we encouraged them to post their best footage for the virtual competitions.

“We had three judges who looked at their footage and awarded the winners.

“The two winners for the last month were James Hill and Rio Luther-Barr.”

The Sawtell club’s November competition and Annual General Meeting were scheduled to be held on Sunday, 21 November, with the end of year presentation scheduled for Saturday, 4 December.

The club’s competitions are usually held on the third Sunday of each month, subject to change based on conditions and other away competitions.

Sawtell Boardriders Club has a proud history with many past and present surfers vying for state, Australian and world titles in their age divisions.



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