Sanbah supports these community initiatives including surfing and skating contests, rugby league and union clubs and boardriders clubs.
Bar Reef Boardriders
Bar Beach, Newcastle is the fast breaking left on the northern end of the Bar Beach to Merewether strip 5 minutes south of the Newcastle CBD. Bar Reef Boardriders is an active competitive and social club with 80+ members ranging from 8 year olds to 62 year olds. We encourage grommets, women and those with a disability to join and compete.
Merewether Carlton Rugby Club
Merewether Carlton Rugby Union Club has cemented a place at the top of the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union Competition. The club proudly fills the maximum number of teams possible, comprising of five senior grades, a colts and a women’s side. The club has been Newcastle Rugby club champions on nineteen occasions, a record that no other club has surpassed.
Steel City Malibu Club
Steel city Malibu Club was formed in 1982 and has been going strongly ever since. The club generally holds club contests on the second Sunday of each month, meeting at Dixon Park Beach at 7am. Divisions include A Grade, B Grade, Over 50’s, Over 60’s Juniors, Old Mal and Surf Anything.
Hunter Business Boardriders
They're a band of boardroom boardriders, and they'd rather be in barrels than meetings. They daydream about surfing. "All of us would rather swap our business suits for wetsuits," Beilby consultant and boardrider Ben Hainsworth said. The club started four years ago as a handful of friends including Mr Hainsworth and some Beilby colleagues. It's believed to be Australia's only business network tailored for surfers, and has swelled to 200 members.
Hurley Australian Bowl Riding Championships Hurley ABC is the first true "Nationals" skateboard competition for any discipline within skateboarding in Australia. It has four divisions to cover the whole rider spread, rather than one group within a group; Under 18s, Women, Pro/Am Open, Masters 40+. It is open to all competitors. Hurley ABC has a prize pool of $20,000 cash and prizes.
Merewether Surfboard Club
Merewether's first competition was held on 19 July, 1964. Judging was on the best of five waves and Jem Niwburn won the open event from Robbie Wood and Harry 'Doc' Clarke. Robbie helped put Newcastle on the Map by reaching the final of the 1064 NSW Senior Championship in Sydney. Merewether became involved in local club competition from the mid sixties. The first recorded inter-club competition was against Nobbys A and B teams and Oceanside on the 21st March, 1965. Merewether Surfboard club has proud heritage including many stand out surfers and champions such as Jim Newburn, Peter Cornish, Mark Richards, Nicky Wood, Chad Edser, Matt Hoy, Luke Egan and many more.
Sanbah Cadet CupThe Sanbah Cadet Cup will again be the one of the richest Cadet Cups ever presented at Newcastle's annual surfing festival - Surfest. Rhys Smith is a former winner of the Cadet Cup and is now owner/operator of Sanbah.
KO Classic Charity Surfing Event
Previous years events have raised a combined total of over $55,000 for a local charity the Palliative Care Unit of the Mater Hospital Waratah. By donating to this cause we are assured of the donations staying in the Newcastle area and helping local people in need.
Newcastle Stand Up Paddle Club
Newcastle SUP Club's mission is to promote and perpetuate the Hawaiian sport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) throughout the regions of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens by engaging in paddling, surfing, racing and flat water competitions and instructions in the sport whilst fostering and encouraging the preservation of Hawaiian family (Ohana) values.
South's Junior Rugby League
South's is a family club which is backed by the family friendly South's Leagues Club. Along with our Senior Football Club we stand proud in the inner city community. We are the club that everyone wants to be a part of. So why not come along play rugby league for your junior years and then progress on to play grade football with South's. Experience the support of the local community.
The Miss Surfest Search is an integral part of Surfest each year in Newcastle. It is recognised as the premier sports model search of its type held in conjunction with an ASP World Surfing Tour Event in Australia. Previous contestants include former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins.