[caption id="attachment_189" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="GCCC Councilor Chris Robbins declares Kirra SurfStock 2009 Open"]
[caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Andrew McKinnon talked passionately about the cause behind Kirra SurfStock and the precious natural assets and historic culture of Kirra"]
Kirra SurfStock officially opened for its inaugural year to celebrate Kirra Beach, its lifestyle, the surf, the music, the movies and the culture that Kirra is world renowned for. Festival organiser Andrew McKinnon, along with Bob McTavish, Councilor Chris Robbins, Jim Wilson, Kristy Theissling and others all spoke to those gathered for the official opening held at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel this morning. The Festival has a plethora of events being held starting this evening and running right through til Sunday evening. Click here
for more details of the schedule of events. The festival is free to all, plenty of activities for the kids and all monies raised goes to support the organisations that support Kirra, including Kirra Surfiders Club, Surfrider Foundation, Kirra SLSC and Kirra Point Inc!
[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jim Wilson of Connecting Southern Gold Coast speaks at the launch of Kirra SurfStock"]
[caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Lucas Proudfoot of Max Judo playing the didgeridoo to wrap up the launch! "]
Click Here for a quick video of the wrap!