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Latitude: 28° 9.694' S
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by car and petrol
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityTotally Epic
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionSouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Kirra actually has two waves, first and second groyne; its the first groyne which is the main event. One of the fastest heaviest barrels anywhere on a sandy bottom. The wave dredges water and sand of the floor and then jacks up and then mackas down the line. If you're fast enough and on it, its a sick ride, if you're too slow, you eat it...
One of the best waves in Oz, but you need the speed when its goin off.
Needs a fair bit of swell to get it working
By jessy , 25-08-2010
me - good surf at snapper and kirra all the time. I used to live there. Nice waves on the super bank but butter box too heavy for most now as its always uncrowed. But it not such long wave you see its big fast wall. Hope to see you out in the surf
By Anonymous , 25-09-2009
- lots of agro guys. and lots of misspellings. surely you can't be "good" at surfing. its not globally a competitive sport, i thought it was considered a "hobby" or a "lifestyle" by those who treasure it most. is it not about enjoying the swell, each to their own and all that...
By Anonymous , 20-05-2009
sm - hi
I reckon that the people that who want to reserect the old kirra are stupid. They are sheep following rabbit off a cliff. Rab (save kirra too) are a pack of older generation of surfers whose style no longer fits the title of good surfer. It is no longer the sixties and no longer does the media think Malibu is a good wave nor any other wave that is at all fat, small, easy to ride, slow. Try your shit with people who are simpathetic to the kooks that can't make the drops and barrels behind the backwash at snapper in the car park and stay out of the water. Thank you Simon Anderson for inventing the thruster it is the greatest thing to happen to surfing that breeds a new type of surfing.
The suffering they will cause the gold coast will be long and terrible between kirra swells and will probably cause negative effects for the tourism industry there. Crying and laughing at the same time at your attempts. Get fucked
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