Located in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, The Caloundra chapter of the WindanSea boardriders club today boasts more than 170 members plus a social and life member group.
Over 50% of the club’s membership is juniors with women and girls representing more than 20% of total membership. We have a young membership base and actively encourage youth and females to be more active and this new club house will stimulate a range of activities for current and future members.
The club runs monthly surfing competitions throughout the year as well as a single fin competition annually with their surf fitness and surf training program aimed at developing the regions many talented juniors. Many of whom are already competing in regional, state and national competitions.
The club actively takes part in various community groups and fundraisers with members regularly encouraged to participate in community activities. Hosting the Annual Pa & Ma Bendall Memorial Surfing Contest, which has seen legends like Gerry Lopez and Terry Fitzgerald compete. Past Windansea members competing in the contest include professional surfers such as Joel Parkinson and Serena Brooke.
The clubs groups include Windansea Boardriders, the Disabled Surfers Association, the Indigenous Surfers Chapter, Women on Water, The Moffateers and the Caloundra Malibu Club just to name a few. It is an opportunity for the surfing community of Caloundra to become custodians of their own space to advance the sport of surfing. Once in operation the clubhouse will be a hub for the Caloundra community offering a place to facilitate club meetings, presentations, events & competitions, run training workshops and activities, engage with local schools, hold community workshops as well as uniting our surfing community. The clubhouse will support the teaching of surfing culture and history to a younger generation. It will promote physical activity, family activity, outdoor lifestyle and recreation as well as promote environmental awareness and care for the environment.
To promote the sport of surfing and actively being involved with the local community, encouraging and attracting young surfers on the Sunshine Coast to become new members while promoting the integrity and sportsmanship in the sport of surfing.