When it comes to established boardriders club’s Yaroomba are certainly the new kids on the block.
Established in 2015 by a group of mates, who decided to come together each month for a surf in honour of Chris Boyd, a local surfer who had sadly passed away, the monthly catch ups became regular gatherings until the decision was made to create a club.
Over the past few years, they have experienced significant growth, with surfers of all ages from Coolum and the greater Sunshine Coast area joining the Coast’s newest club.
The Boydy Cup is still central to the club’s event calendar with this year’s event seeing over 60 surfers contesting a range of divisions.
Spoilt for choice with a selection of beach breaks that most surfers would die for, the Yaroomba BRC are also exposed to professional level coaching during their club training and development sessions with Trev Tripcony, a decorated QCC event winner and Zane Assink voted no. 6 in Surfing Life’s Hot 100, just a few of the surfers providing their time and experience to ensure the clubs emerging surfers are given every chance to progress their amateur and professional surfing careers.
Like many BRC’s the Yaroomba club values fun times and a healthy lifestyle, and strongly encourage all members and their families to participate in club activities, regardless of whether they surf or not.
Club Contest Director Zach McCallum is delighted to introduce the club to the Usher Cup.
“The club is psyched! After a slow year with not much to look forward to, everyone is amped to get down to the Gold Coast for some heats,”McCallum said.
McCallum also stressing the importance of showcase grassroots surfing to encourage wider society to be involved. As McCallum says, “Get down, support it and get amongst it.”