6th to 8th November,2009
Gold Coast, Queensland Tuesday 21st July ? The Kirra Surf club launched KirraSurfStock today, a three day surf/music/movie and lifestyle festival to be held at Kirra Beach from the 6 ? 8th of November, 2009. Hot Groms, beach babes, environmentalists, musicians, a hypnotist and even a kangaroo were on show to help launch the inaugural festival planned to be an annual event.
The Kirra SurfStock announcement follows in the wake of Gold Coast Council works to remove 20,000 cubic metres of sand and restore the once famous Kirra Point and reef thanks to a 1.5 million offer from the Qld State Government as a result of the community?s concern culminating at the Australia Day 09 Paddle out rally at Kirra.
It was 40 years ago that Woodstock created history, today its Kirra turn with SurfStock to wind back the clock to the summer fun days and kegging point waves. The Kirra SurfStock program is a bit like a club sandwich – it has just about everything from Live music, surf movie festival, junior surf teams events, beach walk and Stand-up paddle race, the grand opening of the Surfworld Surf museum, Miss SurfStock beauty quest, beach markets and dune care protection. The message is to create awareness of the beach and surf amenity, raise money for charity such as Surfrider foundation, Kirra Surf Club and the Kirra Surf riders, celebrate the surfing culture and put some fun back in the Southern end of the Gold Coast.
Kirra Surf Club will host a Friday 6th Nov night fundraiser for Surfrider Foundation featuring the Dan Hannaford and Dave Murray band plus a special tribute to Greenmount beach hypnotist the late Ronrico by Hypnotist Mark Anthony. Acknowledgement of founding Surfrider Foundation members and a celebrity auction will all be part of a big night from 6pm ? midnight.
Australian branches of Surfrider Foundation will gather at Southern Cross University for a National conference over the weekend
On Saturday 7th Nov Kirra Surfriders club will present the Kirra junior teams challenge in a one day event with 16 board riding clubs from Noosa to Ballina supplying 20 and under 6 man teams.
The Grand opening of the SurfWorld Surf Museum at Currumbin and Tim Bonython?s Australian Surfing Movie festival night including the best of Bystrom?s at the Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary.
On Sunday 8th Nov a stand up paddle (SUP) race from Currumbin to Kirra and a community beach walk ?All roads lead to Kirra? dedicated to the late and great surfing saint Denis Callinan, followed up with Miss SurfStock beach beauty quest and then Live music from midday with well known local bands such as Max Judo, Isaac Paddon, Tim Gaze, Dan Hannaford and Dave Murray Band, Minus Equilibrium, The Genes, Birdy?s Quiet Excitement and Tokyo Beef until sunset.
Kirra Surf Stock is a non profit community based project. The people volunteering their time and energy are the same group of people who helped with the Australia Day Paddle Out 2009. The Kirra Surf Stock Festival has the potential to be an annual event. The event is to be greened to reduce the carbon imprint and impress the global warming message. There will be no charge for the community to enjoy the live music and all the other activities Surf Stock has to offer. We are only asking for a gold coin donation. The proceeds from this will be distributed between Kirra Surf Life Saving Club, Kirra Surfriders Club, Kirra Point Inc and the Surfrider Foundation. There is no personal gain to anyone involved.
The main aims and objectives are:
To raise awareness of the bring back Kirra campaign and raise awareness of the coastal management of our Gold Coast beach, reef and surfing amenity.
A celebration of the Kirra surfing culture with connecting Currumbin to Kirra as part of the Southern Gold Coast.
To raise money for charity: the beneficiaries are Surfrider Foundation, Kirra Point inc., Kirra SLSA (Kirra Surf Club), and the Kirra Surfriders Club (KSC)
For more info please contact Andrew McKinnon on 0412 754 974 or email [email protected]
Photo by Brad Nielson of Harry Wheeler from the Kirra Surfriders Club at Kirra 2009