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
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Tribute to surfing stalwart

21st March 2023
THE district's surfing fraternity are mourning the loss of one of their own who passed away while surfing at Makorori at the weekend.
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Double to McDiarmid at Boardriders Club Junior Series opener

10th February 2023
The inaugural Gisborne Boardriders Club Junior Series kicked off in pristine conditions on Saturday.
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Braithwaite the flagbearer

10th January 2023
Seventeen-year-old Asia Braithwaite flies the flag for Gisborne when the national surfing championships open women's division starts at Piha today.
WEB Nat Fitt power cuttie LBC 0948Nathaniel Fitt (open mens 1st) was the stand out at the Gizzy Longboard Champs last Sunday, his style, nose riding even turns were on point the whole competition giving the spectators an awesome show from the beach.

Talent aplenty at longboard champs

8th December 2022
Surfers from the far reaches of the country travelled to Gisborne to compete in the Gizzy Longboard Championships hosted by Gisborne Boardriders Club. 
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Sending fins flying - Gisborne Champs 2022

23rd November 2022
On Saturday the 19th of November New Zealand's best surfers waxed their surfboards and headed to the sunny city of Gisborne for the Gisborne Surf Champs. 
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Gisborne Boardriders on fire

27th October 2022
More than 50 surfers descended on Makorori Beach over Labour Weekend for Gisborne Boardriders' fifth interclub regional competition.
Coming Events
Mar. 22 — 23, 2023

Wharekahika - Soft top Tag Team comp

Mar. 24 — 25, 2023

Tairawhiti Junior Champs

Sat, Mar. 25, 2023

Funeral Don Pearson

Sun, Mar. 26, 2023

Adaptive Surfing

Sun, Mar. 26, 2023

Paddle out - Don Pearson

Tue, Mar. 28, 2023

Surfers 24/7 rescue

Mar. 29 — 30, 2023

Gisborne Boys high Surf Champs

Wed, Mar. 29, 2023

Rippers - by Kerry Low - Bayleys Real Estate Gisborne

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