KSC 2014 Presentation This Saturday 21 February 2015

Grom division trophies and medals

All members and guests are invited to the Kirra Surfriders Club 2014 Presentation to be held at the Sunhouse (opposite Coolangatta post office) on Saturday 21st of February 2015 from 2:30 pm (Qld time).

Groms bring your skateboards along as we will also be having some skateboarding activities.

Should be a fun arvo!! See you all there!!

Any Questions Call Pauly on 0478 049 060

Photo above of 2013 KSC Presentation Trophies

Club Round 1 & Sign on Day, Sunday 1st February 2015

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Kirra Surfriders Club’s first club round for the year will be held this Sunday 1st of February 2015. Meet  at 7.30am (QLD time) at Kirra Club room next to Pizza Hut at Kirra to sign on and determine comp location.

The 1st of February 2015 will also be the sign on day for all new members as well as for existing members to renew their memberships for 2015.

Please contact the committee if you have any questions.

Kirra Team Excel at Australian Boardriders Battle National Finals

Kirra team and support crew

Congratulations to the Kirra Surfriders team of Andre Teixeira, Max Tobin, Sam Clift, Dylan Totten and Brittani Nicholl for amazing surfing at the National Finals of the Australian Boardriders Battle held across the 24th and 25th of January 2015 at Cronulla, NSW.

Kirra had previously secured their position in the elite 20 boardriders club only, finals weekend with a 4th placing out of the 12 clubs that competed at the Queensland state qualifiers in October 2014.

The finals weekend started well for the team with Kirra’s Brittani Nicholl winning her women’s heat, $1000 and 1000 valuable points for the Kirra team on Saturday. All team surfers then competed in the first round of the tag team event and accumulated a strong combined score with power surfer Andre Teixeira then posting a final wave score of 8.67 to secure the teams progression to the quarter finals on the Sunday.

Sunday dawned with a smaller swell at Cronulla and Kirra’s quarter final opponents in the tag team were Phillip Island as well as the highly fancied Point Lookout and Le-ba teams whose surfers included world tour competitors Bede Durbidge and Adam Melling respectively. With only the top two teams progressing to the semi finals, Kirra were the underdogs in this quarter.

After a slow start Kirra leapt into second place when Max Tobin posted a strong wave score that was higher than any of the Le-Ba team riders could achieve. Sam, Dylan and Brittani then kept Kirra in second place with solid scores, with power surfer Andre also posting a good score and finishing the heat with 5 minutes to spare. Kirra’s final combined score left Le-Ba’s final surfer Adam Melling requiring an almost excellent score in the deteriorating conditions which eventually was not achievable. Kirra were through to the Semi Finals of the tag team!!

The Semi’s pitted Kirra against Coffs Harbour and Bondi, with the top two teams to progress to the Final. Kirra’s team were again able to post good scores to maintain second place for the majority of the semi however Bondi’s final surfer and world qualifying series competitor, Perth Standlick, posted an excellent score leaving Kirra’s final surfer Andre requiring a near perfect 10 to maintain 2nd place, which eventually proved impossible in the small conditions.

In the end Kirra’s young team achieved a great result = 5th in the teams event out of the 20 teams competing in the finals. They exceeded all expectations for a team without any current or ex world tour surfers in it, up against the strongest clubs in Australia. This experience will give this young team extra confidence going into next year’s Battle. Also congrats to the Kirra team manager Paul Posadas in his first year managing the team and for all the supporters that travelled to Sydney to encourage the team and those at home watching on Fox Sports and online. Great work! Yeeooww!!

Photos by Michael Hayes

Andre Teixeira Wins KSC 2014 Open Club Championship

Andre Teixeira KSC Open Club champ for 2014
Tricky conditions greeted competitors for the 2014 Kirra Surfriders Club open club championships held at a heaving D’bah on Saturday 13 December 2014.
Congrats to everyone who competed and well down to Andre Teixeira who took out the win and $400 prize money, followed closely by Adam Klink in 2nd won $200, Max Tobin 3rd (& highest placed junior) received $100 and Augusto Boni in 4th taking home $50.
Best wipe out went to Dylan Totten who got slammed taking off on a solid set. A special esky lid award was given to Sam Clift who belly boarded over the falls on a big set wave and landed it cleanly without getting to his feet.

Photo; Andre Teixeira 2014 Open Club Championship winner

Brittani Nicholl Featured In Curl Magazine

Check out this month’s Curl Magazine (issue No.42) for an inspiring article about Kirra team rider Brittani Nicholl and her battle through illness to be one of the top ranked women surfers in the world. Keep ripping Brit and good luck with your goal of making the WCT next year. Yeeeowww!!

Open Club Championships Rnd 1 – Saturday 11 October 2014

Andre Teixeira

The Kirra Surfriders Club 2014 Open club championship round 1 will be held on Saturday 11th of October 2014. Meet 7am (QLD time) at the top of D’bah to determine location for a 7:30am start. Prize money, bragging rights and Straddie team positions up for grabs.

Any questions call sheeny on 0447645609

For all remaining club round and other comp dates for 2014 visit the KSC Calendar

Photo; Andre Teixeira 2013 Open Club Championship winner