14 August 19
After a nervous lead up to the inaugural Kirra Klassic on Sunday, Huey produced the goods first thing in the morning with clean conditions, which was looking very unlikely the previous day.
This allowed the event organisers to start first thing in the morning with surf in the 2foot plus range. When the nor-westerlies did start to blow mid-morning competitors and spectators were all enjoying the proceedings and put up with the blustery conditions.
Surfers and their families travel from as far as the Sunshine Coast in the north and Central Coast in the south for the opportunity to surf Kirra, with one competitor flying in from West Australia and another from Hawaii, such is the lure of Kirra’s famed waves.
In the water, there was plenty of action with traditional hang fives and tens, more fun manoeuvres such as coffin rides, dead cockroaches and headstands.
Event organiser Sean McKeown said, “There was a great mixture of first-time competitors and established competitors. Everybody surfed displaying a great understanding that friendship and laughter were more important than it was to win. We set aside time in the program to allow some of our list fortunate surfer friends have some support and time in the water along the lines of the Disabled Surfers Association. The smiles on these participants and the people that helped make it possible for them to enjoy a few waves made the whole event memorable.”
- REPORT FROM THE KIRRA KLASSIC
Kirra Koffee Surfer of the Year: Scotty Washborne
DSA Participants: Leanne Whitehouse, Jayden Schindler
1st Darren Hoking, 2nd Mitchell Conwell, 3rd David Roberts, 4th Stefan Vogel
1st Wano Liao, 2nd Morgan Bartlett, 3rd Taylah McKenzie, 4th Kirsty Best
1st Jason Weeks, 2nd Paul Woods, 3rd Andrew Grantham, 4th Elissa Coxen
1st Riley Thompson, 2nd Erin Nicholls, 3rd Ambrose McNeill, 4th Michael Harbour
Highest Placing Under 18: Ryan Morgan
Over 60s: Paul Woods
O45s: Lady Elissa Coxen
Fancy Dress Super Kook& Surfer Having The Most Fun: Weeksy