Watch: Kirra on a Wednesday in April

Stu Nettle
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Yesterday was just another hump day in Coolangatta.

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thermalben Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 9:54am

Just reposting this (from the FC notes, thanks BH!) which unfortunately didn't make Craig's edit.

Ouch.

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zenagain Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 11:29am

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving fella except maybe Dingo or Occy.

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Lottolonglong Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 12:29pm

Who gonna start a GoFundMe for Mitch?

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Brian from Brissy Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 11:36am

That burn was a disgrace...

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Ape Anonymous Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 12:03pm

Have said it once, will say it again... Sometimes the guy is so deep in the tube that you literally can't see him from on top of the wave. I don't think this was a burn, but an accident given that the drop-in bailed as soon as he realised what he'd done. It's a shame though, Mitch will always have fomo about this one - the one that got away. If you're in the water, best way to help someone when they're deep in the tube is to start hooting so everyone else knows not to drop in. Fanning gives a really loud whistle on entry. People need to get more friendly/social in the lineup where possible.

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Ben Harding Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 12:07pm

Here is the entire context, spicy.

Fella on his backhand gets burned by Mitch to kick it all off. Pisspoor all round.

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Craig Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 12:57pm

Karma, burn farm, no one given a chance...

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Jono Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 1:27pm

And now all the whining pros on the Stab Insta post look like fools.

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rj-davey Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 2:21pm

Maybe Craig omitted it on the same principle. Good stuff.

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yocal Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 2:43pm

Ha what a cheap shot.

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Jono Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 2:54pm

Sleuth hat on, here's the hard evidence from the Swellnet Kirra & Big Groyne replays:

https://www.swellnet.com/news/reels/2021/04/08/the-view-the-hill-mitch-parko-cooking-kirra

Mitch juuussst might be in the clear but jeez it's very fucking close, big groyne angle seems more incriminating

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Hiccups Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 3:12pm

Yeah. No way he would have made it as far as Mitch did. Still...

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Ape Anonymous Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 3:35pm

Thanks for clearing that up.
The whole lineup is a shit show, impossible to tell who's turn it is.

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tango Friday, 9 Apr 2021 at 5:02pm

"Poor Mitch Parkinson.."

And that could be the single biggest piece of bullshit to leave Ganesy's lips in history. No mean feat.

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burzum Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 10:42am

Wow, that footage does not capture the intensity at all. Around midday, there were some incredibly thick and heavy waves coming through... The Mitch Parkinson wave above was a mid size one.

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mike.logan Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 11:25am

Good to see Kirra again after about 20 years. Was there 2-4pm and it wasn't this good. Plenty of close outs/shut downs . For any reasonable ride there was 30+ crappy waves. Hope it was better today fellows.

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surfstarved Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 11:37am

I'm sure MParko has been guilty of the odd burn here and there over the years, so probably had that one coming. However, it would have been good to see just how far he could have taken that tube...

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zenagain Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 12:00pm

Agreed, smoking barrel but I saw him a few years ago just brutally smoke a regular punter on what was probably a once in a lifetime wave.

What goes around comes around I guess.

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udo Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 1:10pm
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harrycoopr Thursday, 8 Apr 2021 at 4:32pm

Never forget Mr Entitlement Rabbit stealing a beaut Kirra wave off this westie in the 90s. What a rabbit! Feels bad...