Southern Gold Coast
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of lifestyle that's
second to none
and envied the
world over southern Gold Coast
offers a wealth
Kirra is ‘Surf Central’, the spiritual home of Gold Coast surfing since the Summer of ’62, when a handful of locals armed with nine foot wooden planks, held a meeting and formed Queensland’s first ever club for surfboard riders.
Kirra Surfriders, as it became known, introduced Gold Coast legends such as Peter Townsend, Michael Peterson and Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew, and elite international surf competitions such as the Kirra Pro. More recently, Kirra has been the launching pad for a new generation of surfing professionals such as Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson who, as grommits, cut their surfing teeth on Kirra’s challenging, right handers.
Surfers will tell you, there is only one Kirra, and nothing more exhilarating than surfing a Kirra barrel! But these days, there is more to Kirra than its turquoise surf and expansive white beaches.
Located only a kilometre from Gold Coast Airport, Kirra has become a burgeoning beachside village, its streets lined with trendy cafes, restaurants and stylish, luxury, boutique holiday and residential apartments. There are surf clubs at Kirra and North Kirra, both of which offer regular beach patrols, beachfront decks, dining, bars and spectacular ocean views.
Lining the beachfront is parkland, including a walking and cycle track that stretches from North Kirra to Kirra Surf Life Saving Club. A walk around Kirra Point to the historic ‘shed' is a must, and be sure to venture to the top of Kirra Hill and share the view of the iron eagle, a sculpture that stands statuesquely on the lookout for the return of Kirra waves.