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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Dream opportunity for wildcard groms

30th September 2021
TWO budding surfers have been given a grommet’s dream opportunity — wildcard entry into Gisborne Boardriders’ Grom Lab.
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GBC Beer Tasting & Auction - Fundraiser 2021

2nd August 2021
8 x Samples of beer, delicious hot dogs and auction prize valued more than $2,000. Boardies Winter Fundraiser is on After Work Friday, 20th Aug 6:00pm at Wainui SLSC. Proudly supported by Sunshine brewery.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
Coming Events
Mon, Oct. 25, 2021

Surf for Life

Tue, Oct. 26, 2021

Surf for Life

Mon, Nov. 1, 2021

Surf for Life

Mon, Nov. 8, 2021

Surf for Life

Wed, Nov. 10, 2021

Coaching Workshop - beginner to intermediate

Nov. 13 — 15, 2021

Noho - Tokomaru Bay

Mon, Nov. 15, 2021

Surf for Life

Thu, Nov. 18, 2021

Committee Meeting

GBC is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors: