About Us
Welcome to Gisborne Boardriders Club.

For us it's all about sharing the stoke – a feeling of happiness, connectedness, thrill, excitement that can even be spiritual sometimes. We love to share the stoke with others through our inclusive surf events and initiatives that bring the community together. Our goal is to create more opportunities for kids and communities who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.

Together with our partners and the help of the Gisborne community we aim to establish a generationally sustainable platform for development and growth of the sport of surfing.

The region’s consistent waves and great weather provide our surfers with optimal surfing conditions, whether they are just surfing for the fun of it or competing at a local, national or international level.

Latest News
Asia backhand cuttie 7393

Braithwaite's big season

11th May 2021
ASIA Braithwaite continued her incredible season of surfing by winning Gisborne Boardriders Club’s second Super Series event.
gbc noho 170421 043

Boardriders' visit a great success

21st April 2021
Gisborne Boardriders Club's noho at Wharekahika was another resounding success, with families from across the East Coast attending.
Paikea 1739

Gathering achieved aims

7th April 2021
The inaugural Gathering of Stoke Gisborne Longboard Classic scored epic waves at Gisborne’s Midway Beach on Easter Sunday with local surfers Daryn McBride and Hannah Kohn the victors in the premier open men and women longboard divisions.
Surf for Life Turanga Ararua Feb 2021

Surf for Life

16th March 2021
The experience of surfing is “a life-changer”, says Phayde Rangikotua, who is among many Gisborne disadvantaged youth to benefit from a donation of surfboards and wetsuits to Gisborne Boardriders Club (GBC).
Jay Q big air 1366

Quinn and Vette in dominant ‘open’ form

16th March 2021
GISBORNE’S best surfers hit the water for the first instalment of the 2021 Super Series at Wainui’s Stock Route on Sunday.

Talent of the future on display

22nd February 2021
Up-and-coming surfing talent was showcased when 91 children from across Tairawhiti descended on Midway Beach on Friday.
Coming Events
Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Surf and Yoga

Wed, Jul. 28, 2021

Heat Training - HPC

Thu, Jul. 29, 2021

Committee Meeting

Tue, Aug. 3, 2021

Surf and Yoga

Tue, Aug. 10, 2021

Surf and Yoga

Tue, Aug. 17, 2021

Surf and Yoga

Wed, Aug. 18, 2021

Heat Training - HPC

Tue, Aug. 24, 2021

Surf and Yoga

GBC is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors: