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.

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Vision coming to life

30th March 2023
The first Ngāti Porou primary school surfing competition was not just about catching waves.
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‘True man of the community’

27th March 2023
Don Pearson’s wairua was “set free” in a moving paddle-out at his beloved Makorori Beach yesterday.
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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.
Coming Events
Mar. 2 — 4, 2024

NZ Womens Surf Festival Pauanui

Tue, Mar. 5, 2024

Surfing for Farmers

Mar. 6 — 7, 2024

Tairawhiti High School Champs

Mar. 9 — 11, 2024

Hurley Club Championships - Whangamata

Sat, Mar. 9, 2024

Surfers 24/7 Rescue - Mahia

Tue, Mar. 12, 2024

Surfing for Farmers

Thu, Mar. 14, 2024

Te aho o te kura pounamu - Surf for Life

Thu, Mar. 14, 2024

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