Kitchen and judging area

2017 Memberships

Albany Boardriders Membership is $30.00 for individuals or $100.00 per family and you will need to be a member to participate in any ABR event. Complete the following online form to sign up and become a member of this great club!!

ABR Meeting in Denmark

ABR general meeting on Friday 3rd November at the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club at 5.30pm.

All members past and present and interested surfers are welcome to come along and help us shape the Boardriders for the future.

The ABR committee have decided to hold one of the monthly meetings at the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club on Friday 3rd November to give boardriders in the Denmark region an opportunity to provide input into the club and it's activities. Obviously the club has a focus on surfing and ocean activities but we are also provide a voice and have interests in protecting the ocean and it's environment along our coastline. So if you have any views or ideas about any direction we could/should take, or you are just keen to get invloved we'd love to see you there. We'll post meeting time on this page when confirmed.

Surfers Rescue 365

Surfers Rescue 365 is a free, short 3hr board rescue and CPR course for surfers and it's coming to Albany on Sat 18th Nov.

We all surf some fairly remote locations on our South Coast and any one of us could find ourselves in a situation where these skills might be the diference in between getting someone in trouble back to the beach or not. It's free, for surfers and only 3hrs on a sat. Bought to you by Surfing WA and supported by Dept. of Sport and Rec and WA Surf Lifesaving.

Check for info and registrations.

Surfers Rescue 365


Life Membership for Kelly Waterhouse

Long time committee member/secretary and absolute lynch pin of the Albany Boardrider's club, Kelly Waterhouse has had her efforts officially recognised after being awarded Life Membership of the club. As our new incoming Prez, Peter Bolt said, "Kelly's contribution is a major part of the glue that has keeps our club together and her efforts have played an important role in the club enduring over the years". We are all thankful for your time, skills and efforts Kelly and LIfe Membership seems to be a very appropriate way to recognise this. So on behalf of everyone and anyone who's enjoyed a moment during any club event or activity - thank you. 

2017 Wavefest

 Congratulations to our 2017 Wavefest Champions.

2017 Wavefest Champions Reiss Hunt and Emi Campbell
Reiss Hunt and Emi Campbell
Open Men and Women's Winners


Wavefest Photo Gallery

This year's 20th edition of the Albany Boardrider's Wavefest attracted a small, but stacked field, filled with talent and previous Wavefest Champions. The 20th Anniversary also earmarked the first year that we had equal prize money for the Open Men and Women's event thanks to the support of all our event sponsors including main sponsors WA Country Builders and Davynka Moss from Moss Conveyancing. "The girls train hard and put in just as much work, if not more than the men, so I was keen to see them get equal reward for their efforts", said Davynka.

In the end 2003 champ Reiss Hunt made the best of the great conditions we had on offer all day to take out the Open Men's Division. He had to produce some steller surfing to hold off Matt Stadler (2nd), Paul Tarbotton (3rd) and Robbie Mabbs (4th) in the final. Reiss' vertical attack was spraying fans all day showing why he was keen to make the trip from Sydney for this year's event.

Emi Campbell has been honing her skills in QS events this year and showed her class to take out the Open Women's division. It wasn't all smooth sailing as she had to progress through the repocharge round after Pemba Spargo got the better of her in the first round. Emi prevailed in the final (her 5th Wavefest in a row I believe) with Evie Dupuy bringing her recent Junior State Round form to take 2nd from a very consistant Sascha Roberts and Pemba Spargo in fourth.

Robbie Mabbs had his flow going to win the 35 and over Men's final on his way to racking up 7 heats over the day which should be an award in itself. A very close tussle between Darryn Oostdam (replaced Damian Rathbone after withdrawing from an injury sustained the day before) and Dave Beeck saw Dave sneak in for 2nd and Darryn 3rd while Matt found it tough to find the waves he needed rounding out 4th. The 45 and over Mens division read like a previous Mens Open winner's list as Paul Dupuy had his trademark shralp in action to win and another tight finish between second and third saw Adrian Shepherd sneak second in ahead of Paul Tarbotton in third. Gary Connell rounded out forth place who was overheard saying, "I found it hard to get going without having to deal with Minter's trash talk in this year's event". We did expect a few more takers in the 30 and over women's division but that didn't stop Karina and Davynka battling it our fiercely with the eternal grommet and charger, Karina Mitchell, getting the wood over Davynka Moss in their two finals.

Once again a big thanks to everyone who contributed to such a good day. Thanks also to all of the sponsors who have contributed to this event and the club over the last 12 months. Events like this wouldn't be possible without your support. With a bit of cash and great prizes on the line it's always great to have an experienced and impartial head judge to make sure everyone is thinking about the scores they are putting down. Thanks again Charlie Gallagher for coming down to do this, it's always a pleasure to have you around and we appreciate the experience you bring to the panel.


Open Men
1. Reiss Hunt
2. Matt Stadler
3. Paul Tarbotton
4. Robbie Mabbs

Open Women
1. Emi Campbell
2. Evie Dupuy
3. Sascha Roberts
4. Pemba Spargo

30 & Over Women
1. Karina Mitchell
2. Davynka Moss

35 & Over Men
1. Robbie Mabbs
2. Dave Beeck
3. Darryn Oostdam
4. Matt Stadler

45 & Over Men
1. Paul Dupuy
2. Aido Shepherd
3. Paul Tarbotton
4. Gary Connell



WA Country Builders Moss Conveyancing

2017 WA Country Builders Junior Wavefest (Bread to Shred)

The 2017 WA Country Builders Junior Wavefest was once again another great day out for all our club juniors. It was so good to see a whole new wave of shredding grommets coming on to the scene and I know there are some more out there knocking on the door. We definitly nailed the location at Ocean Beach because it was probably the only place on the whole south that didn't get a drop of rain between 7 and 3. All the groms made the best of the onshore conditions and it was definitly a test for the older Juniors trying to pick the right peaks that could give them their scores. Thanks and well done to everyone who turned up and took part - I am sure everyone who was there was stoked to feed off all the energy you guys bring to the beach. Congratulations also to our new Wavefest / Junior Champs (results for the competitive divisions listed below) who made the most of the onshore conditions to take home the glassware.
T-SHIRT ORDERS will go out this week and when they are through we'll announce it here and on Facebook and contact everyone to let you know how to get your hands on them!!!
There are plenty of thank yous for an event like this but I would would like to say how cool it was to see Adam rock up like a movie star. Adam was responsible for this years 'Bread to Shred' theme and illustration which looks wicked. Also thanks to Desiree for rescuing the photos for the day after the camera I was using got the better of me. The kitchen was awsome once again, thanks to the ABR team for making it all happen and thanks to all our supporting sponsers, without your contributions none of this would happen. Please get behind these businesses that are putting in to give our kids opportunities to develop and grow.

Bread to Shred


WA Country Builders  Hercules Secure Storage


Girls Under 10
1. Maisie Mitchell
Girls Under 12
1. Sapphire Shepherd
Girls Under 14
1. Lily Minter
2. Jaz Breuker
Girls Under 16
1. Holly Minter
2. Pemba Spargo
3. Summer Shepherd
Girls Under 21
1. Pemba Spargo
2. Holly Minter
3. Lily Shepherd
4. Laura McEwan
Boys Under 10
1. Tyce Shepherd
2. Storm Pietropaolo
3. Jethro Simmons
4. Louis McLean
5. Kalgan Simmons 
Boys Under 12
1. Zephyr Simmons
2. Lucas Ross
3. Campbell McLean 
Boys Under 14
1. Noah Amess
2. Zen Shepherd
3. Jack Driffill
4. Max Tompkins
5. Jed Cummuskey 
Boys Under 16
1. Jacob Chrimes
2. Conner Snyman-Mulder
3. Keehan Snyman Mulder
4. Ewan Maisey 
Boys Under 21
1. Conner Snyman-Mulder
2. Ewan Maisey
3. Flynn Breuker
4. Keehan Snyman-Mulder

Club Meeting in Denmark

Fri Nov 3rd 5:30-7:30
Denmark Surf Life Saving Club

Surfers Rescue 365

Sat 18th Nov 9-12am.
Free 3hr board rescue and CPR course for surfers. Check home page for details.

2018 Retro Comp

26th January 2018
Australia Day

2018 Junior Wavefest

March or April 2018
Dates to be decided.

2018 Senior Wavefest

Sat 2nd - 4th June 2018
(June long weekend)