The club is currently in the process of gathering and documenting the clubs long history. Previous members are helping us piece together the clubs extensive history. If you have any information, stories, photos or other memorabilia the club would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the page.
So far this is what we know…
The club was first formed in the early 1970’s by a group of surfers, some of whom lived in the local area while others travelled regularly from Newcastle or the Hunter Valley. The club thrived through the seventies with regular club contests mostly held at One Mile Beach. The surfing was cutting edge at a time when surfboards were being revolutionised. The parties the club organised at Little Beach Hall during the 70’s are still legendary today.
Unfortunately in the late seventies the club ran out of steam and faded away.
In 1983 the Boardriders club flame was reignighted on the Tomaree Peninsula by a group of Morna (Birubi Point) locals and Morna Point Boardriders was formed. At this time it was a requirement that all clubs were registered through Surfing Australia. Come 1984 the Morna Point Boardriders was renamed and the Bay Area Boardriders name was once again reclaimed. The Birubi (anna bay?) Tavern sponsored the club and the Tavern became our home base for all our functions and Sunday arvo refreshments after a long comp day.