Kirra Beach – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia
Canon EOS 5D MKII – Canon EF L Lens 17-40mm
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In 2001 they started the Tweed River sand Bypass Project. Within 2 years the groynes that stood several meters tall and provided some of the best breaks on the Gold Coast were completely covered in sand. With that much sand shifting to one of the worlds most famous breaks, frustratingly Kirra would become and still is to this day, no more.
The position i sat in to take this shot would have been covered in water in it’s day.
There have been many protests and meetings to return Kirra to the surfers and the good old days of world renowned surf. Several key figure heads in world surfing, including Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew and Michael “MP” Peterson were instrumental in the push and eventually obtaining an agreement with the QLD state government to restore the local break. Unfortunately it was leaked last week that the powers that be, will no longer pursue a resolution to the sand issue at Kirra.
Sure …… Kirra looks beautiful as it is now, but the Gold Coast has dozens of beautiful beaches. Kirra needs to stand as the legendary break that it once was, return it to the surfers ………….
Check out this link for a quick 5 minute clip put together from the 2009 Australia Day paddle out. Over 1500 surfers in the water to show their support …… Youtube Clip