Clubs We Support

Sanbah Surf & Rip Curl Newcastle support community initiatives including surfing and skateboarding competitions, Rugby league, Rugby Union & surfboard clubs. 

Check out the list below of the clubs we support. Can't see your club? Contact us for sponsorship enquiries.

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Merewether Surfboard Club

Merewether's first competition was held on 19 July, 1964. Judging was won 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 a 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. 

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East End Boardriders Newcastle

East End Boardriders Newcastle have been running since the early 90's. East End live by 'creating a community through surfing'. With over a 100 members in 2023, they are one of the strongest clubs in the region.

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Bar Reef Boardriders

Bar Reef Board Riders Inc. is a Newcastle NSW surfboard riding club located on Bar Beach. Commonly known as the "Reef Rats" the club was formed around 1970 by a small group of dedicated surfers living near Bar Beach. 

Over time the club has evolved into a family friendly club providing competition and social events for both male and female early learners, recreational and advanced surfers. Due to demand the club commenced a Parent-Assist and Junior Girl's division in the competition format. In recent years the membership has reached 100+ ranging from five-year to over sixty-year old’s.  

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Red Head Boardriders

With over 100 members in 2023, Red Head Boardirders have club comps every 2nd Saturday of the month and some Sunday’s during sport season. Open to anyone who would like to join.

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Leggy Point Boardriders