Oakura Boardriders Waiting on the Weather

Published October 16, 2013

September was a quiet month for the club but there has been plenty of snow and some waves to be had if you were keen in between the stormy weather.

The Boardriders AGM was held the last week of August with the election of new officers as below,

President – John Shewry
Treasurer – Gina Roberts
Secretary – Paul Lobb

Committee: Manu Schaffer, Mike Hareb/Fiona Turner, Gary Bruckner, Adam Thame, Steve Butland, Brent Anderson, John Shewry, Luke Florence, Bryan Goodhue, Steve Roberts

This is going to be a big year for the club with the purchase of the clubrooms from the council going to put us very much in charge of our destiny.

There will be working bee’s and lots of help required so please support the club.

The biggest news is probably Paige Hareb re-qualifying for the ASP world tour again for 2014, Paige has another contest starting in France soon. You can follow her progress online but with the pressure off she can just focus on her surfing and hopefully nail a couple of results in the last contests of the year, go Paige!

With summer approaching the club will be ramping up the junior coaching and surfing lessons anyone interested or wanting more information can contact Gary Bruckner on 75 27474.

The New Zealand Home Loans series is midway through with the next date Oct 5th.

 A few of our junior members are competing, the series is run out of the NPSRC at Fitzroy and anyone wanting more info can contact 0223654167.

You can follow the Boardrider’s on the Oakura Boardrider’s Facebook page or join the club by contacting one of the committee above, we are a family orientated club and everyone is welcome.

As you have probably read the New Years Carnival usually run by the NPOB Surf Lifesaving Club is in danger of not running this year, I am sure if anyone has ideas or wants to grab it by the horns either club will be interested in your ideas.

Finally our thoughts go out to Mike Christiansen and family, the founding President and Life Member of the Oakura Boardriders Club, we wish him a speedy recovery back to health from illness.

The Dillon Walsh Memorial Traditional Longboarding comp is on again at Labour Weekend – contact NP Surfriders.

Brent Anderson, Oakura Boardriders Club.