Gold Coast bodyboarders set to soar


Matt Lackey

Queensland’s longest running bodyboarding club – the Gold Coast Bodyboard Club (GCBC) – has a rich competition history that has helped launch the successful professional careers of some of the sport’s biggest names, including Dave Winchester, Joe Clarke, Tom Rigby and Matt Lackey. GCBC also lays claim as one of Australia’s most successful clubs in 2013 producing three Australian Champions.

But it’s not just competition that makes the club attractive to so many bodyboarders, young and old. GCBC hosts a range of social activities throughout the year where club members can mix in a relaxed, fun and safe environment.

Weekend surf camps are a club specialty, and the GCBC also holds movie nights to showcase the latest bodyboarding films.

The club will host its 2014 sign-on day from 1-4pm (Qld time) on March 1 at the Bodyboaders Surf Co, Coolangatta store.

Coaching and development sessions are on offer for all ages of guys and girls that cover all aspects of bodyboarding from the very basic to aerial moves, fitness and wellbeing, to competition strategy and self-promotion to take you and your riding to the next level in state, national and international bodyboarding.

The club is run by passionate volunteers, riders and parents and is open to guys and girls of all ages and abilities. You don’t need to be a pro to join the club, just go and enjoy the excitement that bodyboarding has to offer and the long-lasting friendships that can form by being part of Queensland’s premiere bodyboarding club.

Annual competitor membership is $125, while social membership is just $30.

For further details call new club President Luke Jackson on 0411 796 131.


~ Photos Shane Griffiths.


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