2013 Presentation & Christmas Party This Saturday

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The Kirra Surfriders Club 2013 Presentation and Christmas Party is to be held from 3.30pm (QLD time) this Saturday 21st December 2013.

The venue is the Kirra Sports Club located at 22 Appel St Kirra, (0pposite Coolangatta Primary School on the corner of Appel and Stapleton streets Kirra) ph; 07 55 36 74 22

All members are encouraged to attend and join in the celebrations, recount stories about another successful year for KSC and congratulate all the members who competed in club rounds and those who did well in external comps this year.

There will be prizes and giveaways for all Junior members and the children of Adult members attending as well as food and drinks for all.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

2013 Club Round 8

Max Tobin Junior Division winner

The final club round of the year, on Sunday 8th December 2013, saw a great pop in the swell and an incoming tide all morning deliver 3-4ft waves through the central bank at D’bah.

The Kirra crew lapped it up with the early offshore winds providing smooth faces and the occasional barrel, allowing all competitors the chance to showcase their skills and ultimately determine the overall 2013 point score placings across each division.

Click here for news, results and photos of all the action.

Photo above of Junior division winner Max Tobin – Club Round 8

Club Round 8 – Sunday 8th December 2013

Kirra Surfriders final club round for the year will be held on Sunday 8th December 2013 with a 7.30am start for the Groms, Cadet & Junior divisions with Opens, Masters & Women to be signed on before an approximate 10.30am start.

Comp could be held at Kirra, D’bah or Northern NSW (within 30 min drive from Kirra) depending upon swell and wind conditions.

Text will be sent to all members on the Saturday night prior advising likely location. If you are not receiving club texts please text your name and mobile number to Mike on 0414 422 502

Please contact the committee if you have any questions.

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Kirra Qualify for National Finals of the Australian Boardriders Battle

Mick & Joel tusstle at the start of Tag team final

Kirra Surfriders yesterday placed 2nd, overall, at the Queensland state qualifiers of the Be the Influence, Australian Boardriders Battle, at D’bah. The strong result shows that Kirra continues to be one of the best boardriders clubs in Queensland and Australia.

The team competing for Kirra across the weekend included; Mick Fanning, Corey Ziems, Asher Pacey, Andre Teixeira, Brittani Nicholl and junior surfers Max Tobin and Ashlee Spence

Twelve teams representing clubs from D’bah at the southern end of the Gold Coast to Noosa on the Sunshine coast competed across the weekend in mixed pairs, skins and tag team events.

Kirra achieved its goal of being in the top 3, who would qualify for the finals, with a semi final and equal 3rd finish in the pairs, a 2nd & 3rd in the skins event held each day and a 2nd place in the final of the tag team event.

Kirra has now booked its spot to the national finals of the ASP sanctioned Australian Boardriders Battle, to be held at Cronulla on the Australia Day long weekend next year, where they will compete for a slice of the $75,000 of prize money on offer, as well as bragging rights as the best boardriding club in Australia.

The Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle also includes a Monster Raffle giveaway with one lucky ticket holder to drive away in a new Toyota RAV4. Other prizes include a Billabong pack valued at more than $1500 and a Nikon 1 AW1 camera valued at up to $1000. The Monster Raffle is open to all Surfing Australia affiliated boardrider clubs with proceeds returning to the boardriders club community.

Kirra Surfriders Club members and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in the raffle as $4.40 from the sale of every $5 ticket will flow back to the Kirra Surfriders Club to allow us to continue our junior surfer development.

To purchase a ticket in the raffle, click on the following link BUY TICKETS  and follow the prompts by clicking on Queensland, then nominate Kirra Surfriders as the club you want the raffle tickets proceeds to go to, then buy your tickets. Good luck and thanks for your support!!

The Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle is proudly supported by Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking, Billabong, Toyota, Nikon, Surfing Australia, the Association of Surfing Professionals, Coastalwatch, Surfing World and Surfing Queensland.

Photo above of Mick Fanning (Kirra) & Joel Parkinson (Snapper) in a tussle at the start of the Tag team final

Photos below of the Kirra team competing during day 2 of the Qld state qualifiers of the Australian Boardriders Battle

 

Australian Boardriders Battle Qld State Qualifiers This weekend

Come and cheer on the Kirra team competing this weekend at the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle Queensland State qualifiers at D’bah. The Kirra squad for the event includes; Mick, Asher, Corey, Andre, Brittani, Max, Ashlee, Sam, Stuart, Blain & Kirra-Lee

When we get the heat draw we will post it on this page so you can see when we are surfing. Lookout for the Kirra tent at the event site and come and support our team as they look to qualify for the National finals.

The Australian Boardriders Battle is the biggest grassroots, boardriding event in Australia surfing history. It will involve more than 100 of Australia’s best boardriding clubs in seven State qualifying rounds and culminating in a two-day, National Final for 16 clubs on the Australia Day Long Weekend at Cronulla in Sydney.

The series is officially sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), which allows Australian ASP World Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective State qualifying events and the National Final.

Kirra’s first heat will be the Pairs at 8.50am Qld time

To check the heat draw for Saturday 2nd Nov 2013 please click here

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Mick Fanning Wins Quiksilver Pro France

Mick Fanning wins Quiky pro France 2013

Mick Fanning, today won the Quiksilver Pro France in an action packed final over Gabriel Medina, in 3-4Ft waves at Le Penon in Seignosse.

This is Mick’s fourth win at the Quiksilver Pro France making him the most decorated surfer of the event’s 12-year history. This result marks the first event win for Fanning this season and cements him in the pole position on the rankings.

“I’m pretty emotional, I never really got into rythmn until this morning so it feels great,” an ecstatic Fanning stated. “It just feels so good, Gabi is such an incredible kid, even with 20 seconds to go I was still under pressure, it just feels so good.”

Fanning consecutively outsurfed Hawaiian phenomenon John John Florence and Joel Parkinson on his way to the final, where he found himself backed up against the wall with Medina in the lead. The two-time World Champion sticked to his game plan and attacked a bumpy righthander with all his power to scalp an excellent 8.83 and steal the show.

“Conditions deteriorated towards the end, but I was a little lucky with that last wave I guess. Gabriel and Filipe have just been going so big, I just thought I’d stick to my game and it sort of paid off towards the end,” Fanning continued. “I watched them flipping around in the air, they have no fear and go so high it’s incredible, I wish I could start again with new ankles and try to do some airs like that.”

The Quiksilver Pro France ran from September 26 – October 6 with more info and photos at http://quiksilverlive.com/profrance/2013

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE FINAL RESULTS:

1 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.66

2 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.00

2013 ASP Men’s World Title Rankings after the Quiksilver Pro France

1  Mick Fanning            51900

2  Kelly Slater                45900

3  Jordy Smith               39700

4  Taj Burrow                 39400

5  Joel Parkinson         38950