Final Results 2014 Junior Kirra Teams Challenge

Snapper Wins 2014JKTC

Congratulations to the team from the Snapper Surfriders Club who last week won the 2014 Junior Kirra Teams Challenge at D’bah. Snapper took out the win with all 6 of their surfers winning their respective heats which is the first time this has been achieved in the six year history of this event.

The team from Burleigh Boardriders Club were close runners up with 5 wins & a third from their 6 surfers.

The teams from Le-Ba A, Noosa and Kirra A  all finished on equal points with 3 wins, 2 x 2nd’s and 1 x 3rd each with Leba A taking out 3rd place based on combined heat scores, Noosa 4th & the Kirra A team (of Max Tobin, Blaine Robinson, Dylan Totten, Jai Ross, Luke Vidler & Lucas Zions) placing 5th overall.

An awesome effort also by the Kirra B team (of Paul Posadas, Josh Atkins, Luke Stanton, Jake Beck, Kai Pickard & Henry Collins) who achieved 2 wins, on their way to a 13th place finish out of the 24 teams who competed, showing the depth of young surfers at the Kirra Surfriders Club.

Congratulations to all the teams, surfers and supporters who travelled from all across Australia to compete at this prestigious event and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

In the separate girls event in which four girls teams competed, the final team placings were;

1st – Alley Girls 15pts

2nd – Le-Ba Girls 14pts

3rd – Coffs Harbour Girls 13pts

4th – Mudjimba Girls 12 pts

Congrats to all the girls who competed for their clubs at this event.

Thanks also to all members and supporters from the Kirra Surfriders Club who helped out with the running of the event over the weekend as well as all the help with the food tent and BBQ which helped raise the money required to run the event and pay the prize money. Without all your support this event would not be as successful as it is.

Click this link to see Final Team Placings for 2014 JKTC

For full heat results of all heats surfed click on the links below;

2014 JKTC Rounds 1 & 2

2014 JKTC Rounds 3 & 4

2014 JKTC Rounds 5 & 6

For full run down of the event and more photos visit www.facebook.com/kirrasurfridersclub

Photo above by Darren Simondson of Surfin Snapps

HEAT DRAWS – Junior Kirra Teams Challenge 20 – 21 September 2014

Junior KTC 2014 Website

The world’s largest junior inter-club surfing teams event, the Junior Kirra Teams Challenge is set to be held this September, in the best waves on the stretch of coastline between Kirra, QLD and Duranbah, NSW, on the 20th & 21st of September 2014.

Hosted by the Kirra Surfriders Club, the 6th Annual Junior Kirra Teams Challenge will attract more than 130 of Australia’s best junior surfers. More than 20 boardriders club teams from Queensland, NSW and Victoria have already confirmed their entry.

The format of the event is the same as the Kirra Teams Challenge, with each club submitting teams of six including two Under 14 surfers, two Under 16 surfers and two Under 18 surfers.

2014 Junior Kirra Teams Challenge Heat Draw is now available – Heats 1 – 24  Heats 25 – 36

Event Running Schedule

Day 1 Saturday 20 September 2014 – D’bah

Managers meeting 7.30am

All final team surfers to be submitted by 8am

First heat 8.30am

Heats 1 – 18 to be surfed on Saturday

All girls team heats round 1 to be at the end of the day after Heat 18 – Girls heat draw for Saturday to be handed out at manager’s meeting at 7.30am at D’bah

Day 2 Sunday 21 September 2014 – D’bah

Managers meeting 7.30am

All final team changes to be submitted by 8am

First heat 8.30am

Heats 19 – 36 to be surfed on Sunday

All girls team heats to be at the end of the day after Heat 36 – Girls heat draw for Sunday to be handed out at manager’s meeting at 7.30am at D’bah

Contacts

Contest Director – Rob Totten – 0408 693 459

Contest Co-ordinator – John Robin – 0402 816 514

 

Corey Ziems Wins Sunshine Coast Pro Am Series

Corey Ziems wins Sunshine Coast Pro Am series Aug14

Congratulations to Kirra Surfer Corey Ziems who last weekend won the Sunshine Coast Pro Am, 3 event series, championship with a semi final finish in the final event at Coolum.

Corey won $2000 for ranking No.1 across the series and continues his strong set of recent results, following his Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit series win in May this year.

Well done Corey from all the crew at the Kirra Surfriders Club. Yeeeooww!!!

Club Round 6 Sunday 31 August 2014

Club round 6 will be held on Sunday 31st August 2014 at either Kirra or D’bah.

To enter club round 6, beach sign on is prior to a 7.30am start for the Groms, Cadet & Junior divisions with Opens & Masters to be signed on before an approximate 10.30am start.

Please contact the committee if you have any questions.

Kirra Curl

Mick Fanning wins 2014 J-Bay Open

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Mick Fanning has reignited his world surfing championship defense with victory in the sixth ASP event of the year, the J-Bay Open yesterday in South Africa.

Fanning beat good friend and former world champion Joel Parkinson with a heat total of 17.00  points to Joel’s 13.60 in the final in epic 6 to 8 ft surf.

Both surfers paddled out for the final heat with two previous event victories at Jeffreys Bay. The “Coolie Kids'” final put Snapper Rocks against Kirra in South African waters and they knew wave selection would be decisive.

Parkinson caught the first wave but got clipped. Fanning answered with a long ride and two barrels through the Impossibles section, on his way to an excellent score (9.00 points). Impeccable wave management by Fanning, setting the bar for the rest of the final.

The waves kept pumping in perfect mode and Fanning paddled for his second wave and completed another double barrel on the fast Jeffrey’s  Bay raceway. Fanning had Parkinson on the ropes. His third wave provided another solid score (8.00) cementing his lead. It was Mick’s day.

The second half of the final opened with a committed response from Joel Parkinson. He managed to leave combo land, but Fanning was focused and ready to fire his powerful carves. Fanning maintained his lead and ultimately won the final giving him his third J-Bay Open title.

“It was a good start but it’s Joel Parkinson, you know. He’s one of my favourite surfers of all time, best friend as well. He can pull things out. I’m just stoke. It was just an incredible day,” says Mick Fanning.

“That’s why we train. For big days like today. Lines were just coming down the point. It was just incredible, a magical day. This is a dream for us. If we saw these waves going on Instagram, we’d freak out. To have a contest here is amazing.”

The win moves Fanning up to No. 3 in the 2014 ASP world title race, positioning him well for another world title attempt with five events remaining on this year’s tour.

Congratulations Mick and good luck for the rest of the year from all the crew at the Kirra Surfriders Club

Corey Ziems Wins 2014 Queensland Championship Circuit

Corey Ziems

Kirra Surfriders Club team surfer and long time member, Cory Ziems, yesterday won the 2014 Chiko Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) at the Chiko Burleigh Classic held at Burleigh Heads. Corey’s win resulted from him being the highest placed surfer across the 3 Chiko QCC events held over the past couple of months at the Alley, where he was a finalist and placed 3rd overall, Sunshine coast with a 5th placing and yesterday at Burleigh where he also placed 5th overall.

Corey’s win now gives him a wildcard into the 2015 Quiksilver Pro Trials. Congratulations Corey from all the crew at the Kirra Surfriders Club.

Photo of Corey with the Queensland Championship Circuit series winner’s trophy.