Mick Fanning 3rd at 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti

19 August 2013 – Mick Fanning today placed 3rd at the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti and moves to No.2 in World Title race.

Mick, the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti champion, was in fine form throughout the event, but ultimately fell to eventual winner Ace Buchan in today’s Semifina…ls. Despite an impressive 9.13 of his own, Fanning was unable to overcome an early onslaught from his compatriot and settled for Equal 3rd.

“Big picture is all going well,” Fanning said. “Another Semifinal? You can’t be disappointed with that. Ace (Buchan) had a great heat with a phenomenal start and I had a couple of opportunities to come back but the tube monster got me. That said, I had a couple of close heats so to finish Equal 3rd is a good result.”

“The forecast was looking pretty dim before the event started but I think it’s been one of the better years for waves we’ve had,” Fanning said. “We finished early and I’m looking forward to a little more time at home before the next big leg.”

Good luck Mick at the next WCT event at Trestles in September, from all the crew at the Kirra Surfrdiers club. Yeeeooww!!

Photo Below; Mick Fanning on his way to a semi final finish at the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti – ASP



Andre Teixeira Wins Opens Club Champs Round 2

Andre Teixeira

11th August 2013 – Round 2 of the 2013 KSC Open Club Championships were held at D’bah which dished up some fun 2-3 ft waves on the centre bank.

After 3 rounds of competition, Andre Teixeira won the final with some blistering surfing. Andre took home $400 for the win plus $50 for highest scoring wave with a 9.5 and another $50 for best manoeuvre with a clean barrel, before reeling off 5 snaps down the line on his high scoring wave.

Sam Clift placed 2nd and took home $200 for his efforts.

16 yr old Max Tobin placed 3rd, winning $100 and was also the highest placed Junior in the comp which earned him another $100.

Mitch Duggan placed, 4th taking home $50.

Thanks to Rainbow Bay Surf Club for sponsoring the round and putting up half of the total prize money on offer.

Thanks also to all the Kirra crew for helping out with judging on the day and Jenny for keeping the hungry crowd well fed.

Round 3 of the 2013 KSC Open Club Championships will be held at some stage during September / October when the best swell is running. All club members will be notified by text prior to the scheduled round.

Photo above – Andre Teixeira powering his way to the win

Photo’s below of the finalists taken by Mike

2013 Club Round 5

Jai Ross snap

Tough cold conditions at D’bah,  for club round 5 on Sunday 28th July 2013, saw a dedicated crew of Kirra surfers make the most of some solid sections to put on a great display for family and supporters

All the crew had a great time with some great surfing in all divisions.

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Photo of Jai Ross – Club Round 5

2013 Open Club Champs Rnd 2 this Sunday 11th August 2013

Corey Ziems

The 2013 Open Club Chapionships round 2 has been rescheduled to be held this Sunday 11th August 2013. Dbah will be the likely venue, unless Kirra turns on. Registrations will be taken from 7.20am for an 8am start.

Prize Money;

1st Place $400, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place  $100, 4th Place $50

Highest placed Jnr $100, Best Wave $50, Best Manoeuvre $50

Competition is for Open age surfers and top 4 ranked KSC Juniors, from current pointscore, that are entered on the day plus invites.

Heaps of give aways from our club sponsor, Volcom. Presentation, Pizza and Beers at Rainbow Bay Supporters Club immediately after Final

*****Important note: All surfers must be financial to compete, if you haven’t yet renewed your membership, now is the time, make sure you bring $30 and renew Sunday morning before signing on. No membership = No surf, no exceptions due to insurance liabilities

Please contact the committee if you have any questions.

Photo of Corey Ziems the 2012 KSC Open Club Champion and winner of round 1 for 2013  

2013 Club Round 4

Blaine Robinson back side hack

Contestable waves for the Kirra crew competing at club round 4 on Sunday 2nd of June 2103

After attempting to start the round at a heaving D’bah, the club round was shifted to Rainbow Bay where 2-4ft waves were swept by a brisk Northeaster. The Kirra Crew ended up getting some fun waves and despite the wind, all competitors actually linked together some great turns to keep the judges busy with some high scores awarded across all divisions.

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Photo of Blaine Robinson – Club Round 4

7 KSC Surfers to Compete at Volcom VQS Aus Champs

Seven surfers from the Kirra Surfriders Club will be competing later this week at the Volcom VQS Surf Series, Australian Championships to be held at Byron Bay on the 27th & 28th April 2013. Chris SladeMax Tobin  (Pro -Am), Blaine Robinson, Dylan Totten & Paul Posadas (Juniors), Dextar Muskens (Groms) & Luke Vidler (Squids) will be competing to see if they can become the Australian Series Champion for 2012/123. The winner of both Pro-Am division wins a trip to the VQS World Championships to be held during the Volcom Fiji Pro later this year. Good luck to all the KSC surfers competing.

Volcom VQS Aus Champs 2013