Watch: Kirra // Aint No Freight Train
A week after the other fastest wave in the world broke, Kirra picked up its own head of steam. Beginning Friday, an unseasonal east swell sent eight feet of short range energy into Queensland's south-east coast, which, combined with south winds, limited the options.
Kirra was always going to be on the checklist, tucked as it is inside Coolangatta Bay. And yeah, it broke, and yeah, it was a good size, however the short period nature of the swell - the low was positioned just a few hundred kms offshore - meant the swell was wobbly and scrappy, even with the cross-shore wind on it.
In comparisons between Ma'alaea and Kirra, the former easily gets the points this time.
Also this week: Matt Warshaw posted an interview with Owl Chapman talking about Ma'alaea where he exclaims: “All I can tell Rabbit is that his Kirra Point sucks."
Footage here by Craig Halstead/Surf On Mars.