Kirra Teams Challenge 2020

Unfortunately due to the spread of the COVID – 19 (Corona Virus) in Australia and the restrictions the government has set on mass gatherings and events, we have had no other option then to POSTPONE THE KIRRA TEAMS CHALLENGE 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We are deeply sorry to inform you all of this bad news and would have still loved to have run the event but it is out of our hands and in the interest of the health and safety of all involved it best that for the time being we hold off on running it. We will keep everyone informed on any developments on a new set date. Keep safe.


The 2019 Junior Kirra teams challenge starts tomorrow with 24 boys teams and 10 girls teams, clubs coming from Woolongong to Noosa the competition will be held at Dbah. Managers meeting will be at 7.30am Friday morning with the first heat start at 8.00am. On behalf of Kirra Surfriders welcome and good luck to all clubs participating.

Pleas find attached draw.


The 35th Kirra teams challenge is won and done, what a fantastic weekend of Australian grass roots surfing. The event started on Friday with a welcome to country acknowledging the traditional land owners. This setup a great day of surfing with a number of Australia’s best juniors lighting up the beach Lenox Chell Avoca and Morgan Cibilic Merewether being the standout performers.

Saturday had a gale force norhterley blowing but you wouldn’t know with some exceptional surfing going down and the former world tour surfers leading way. Nathan (The Hog) Hedge from North Narrabeen narrowly edging out Joel Parkinson from Snapper Rocks into second place and the Narra boys were pumped, mean while Noosa, Angourie, Torquay and Nasa were quietly accumulating wins and heading the leader board going into Sunday.

Sunday the southerly change had kicked in with offshore conditions again. Kirra made a charge with Mick Fanning wining his heat over long time friend and fellow ex world tour surfer Danny Wills surfing for his home town of Byron Bay. Angourie who had quietly gone under the radar had a chance to seal the event if their last surfer had won his heat, but they got third opening up the event to a number of clubs. As happens on Sunday of event all heats are vital and as clubs fell away Point Lookout and Noosa stepped up, Ethan Ewing blew up with a heat score of 16.03 then Noosa’s final surfer Dean Brady had to win his and also have a combined heat of 16.5 to break the tie because both clubs would the have 5 wins 1 second and 2 thirds give both teams 27 points a requiring combined heats scores of all 8 surfers to break the tie Dean won his heat but fell short of the heat score required and Point Lookout won their first Kirra teams challenge, their previous best result was a 9th place.

On behalf of Kirra Surfriders I would like thank all teams for competing, I would also like to thank our sponsors Kirra beach hotel, Sae Group for providing the solar power, Donny Munroe for the rashies and George Donniger for his donation, also to all the helpers that make this event so special, the judges and Tappa for commentary. See everyone next year.


Welcome to country photo Darren Simondson
photo Darren Simondson
Jackson Giles Maroubra United photo Darren Simondson
Paul Bonnetti North End photo Darren Simondson
Lincoln Taylor Point lookout photo Darren Simondson
Graham New Alley photo Darren Simondson
Matt Gale Werri photo Darren Simondson
Tom Cervi Noosa photo Darren Simondson
Max Tobin Cabarita photo Darren Simondson
Yani Light Alley photo Darren Simondson
Indi White Torquay photo Darren Simondson


Bede Durbidge Point Lookout photo Darren Simondson
Cahill Bell-Warren Torquay photo Darren Simondson
Rob Capilli Avoca photo Darren Simondson
Aaron Kelly Noosa photo Darren Simondson
Josh Kerr Snapper photo Darren Simondson
Zac Whiteman Leba photo Darren Simondson
James Brydon Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Joel Parkinson Snapper photo Darren Simondson
Sheldon Wilson Frenchmans photo Darren Simondson
Nathan Hedge North Narrabeen photo Darren Simondson
Sam Clift Kirra photo Darren Simondson
Dakoda Walters Angourie photo Darren Simondson


Mick Fanning Kirra photo Stephen Gleeson
Danny Wills Byron Bay photo Stephen Gleeson
Oney Anwar Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Tom Ferguson Yaroomba photo Darren Simondson
Dane Bird Kawana photo Darren Simondson
Liam Obrien Burleigh photo Darren Simondson
Dane Hamilton Kirra photo Darren Simondson
Kota Lida Palm Beach photo Darren Simondson
Ethan Ewing Point Lookout photo Darren Simondson
Troy Brooks Torquay photo Darren Simondson
Jay Thompson Burleigh photo Darren Simondson
Will Morrison Alley photo Darren Simondson
Chippa Wilson Cabarita photo Darren Simondson
Keiron Perrow Byron Bay photo Darren Simondson

Point lookout Winners 2019


photo Simon Muirhead

The 2019 Kirra Teams Challange will be held 29th, 30th and 31st of March, entries are closing Friday March 22nd places are filling fast so if your club have not enter entered please print entry form

2012 Volcom Kirra Teams Challenge – Video

Please enjoy this short video of the highlights from the 2012 Volcom Kirra Teams Challenge held from 17th to 19th February 2012 at D’bah Beach, hosted by the Kirra Surfriders Club




After the unfortunate cancellation of the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are pleased to announce the Kirra Teams Challenge is back for 2021. Over the course of 3 days on the 12,13,14th March, teams will compete against each other in this prestigious event hoping to take out the coveted title of Australia’s Best Boardriding Club. The event will feature some surfing veterans as well as some phenomenal up and coming talent.

We still have some Team spots left, so get in contact if your club would like to join in on the awesome event.


Photo Simon Muirhead

35th Kirra Teams Challenge March 29th, 30th, 31st

The most prestigious teams surfing title, The Kirra Teams Challenge, will be held for the 37th year, on  Friday to Sunday 29-31st March 2019. $12,000 in prize money, and some of the best club surfers in the nation, with 36 teams from Torquay in Victoria, to Noosa and Queensland.

Many former World Tour Surfers will be competing for their clubs, with Joel Parkinson and Josh Kerr expected to turn out for the Snapper Rocks Surfriders, Mick Fanning a possible inclusion for the Kirra Surfriders, Bede Durbidge for Point Lookout Boardriders. There are at least a dozen or more WCT tour veterans expected to turn out for their clubs, plus some of the hottest up and coming talent in Australia. The event is highly regarded across the country, and last year’s Champions North Narrabeen will be back to reclaim the title after winning it for the first time after 35 years competing in the event.

The event is a unique coming together of surfing culture, and to support this there will be a welcome to country ceremony hosted by the Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers, who regularly perform at Currumbin Sanctuary. Indigenous members of all the other clubs competing will also be invited to join in.

The event will also be looking to “tread lightly” on the beach, with SAE Group powering the event with their mobile solar generator. Along with the clubs leaving the beach clean and pristine, they will also have various food vendors with vegan options.

There are always many unique stories with event, and the Kirra Surfriders have given a free entry to AVS (Australia Veteran Surfers) Boardriders. They are a group of returned military servicemen and women, who have bonded together and use surfing to cope with the after affects of the trauma of combat. They are not out to win, but compete and be part of the fun and action of the long weekend.

Competition with commence from 8am Friday March 29th, wrapping up with the final heat around 2pm Sunday 31st of March. with 36 teams on the beach, the colour and atmosphere is unique with all the teams showing their club colours and spirit for all to see.

All teams are looking to lift the trophy “The Kirra Eagle” up on Sunday, a very heavy bronze copy of the eagle atop Kirra Point. Preferred venues are Duranbah Beach and most of all Kirra Point, and early predictions have a small chance of the event to be held on the host clubs home break.

Team sign on will be at at the new Kirra Beach Hotel beer garden from 6pm (qld Time) Thursday 28th March

Please find attached draw showing where and when teams are surfing draw showing surfers names will be handed to teams managers on Friday morning prior to event commencing