Located in the beachside suburb of Kirra on the Gold Coast, the Kirra Surf Club is the name often used for one of both of either the Kirra Surf Life Saving Club and the North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club. Although both clubs are separate, they do share strong links within the local community. A small rocky headland, Kirra is separated from Kirra Point and Kirra Beach with Coolangatta Beach situated in the south.
Renowned as one of the premier surf breaks in Australia, Kirra offers a variety of swimming conditions, fishing and surfing. Kirra Surf Club is designed to patrol the various parts of the beach including the more hazardous conditions of Flat Rock and Tugun. Swimmers are warned that rips across the inner bar and common and a strong permanent rip exists off Elephant Rock so should exercise caution in the waters.
Kirra Beach is the safest in terms of swimming as the waves are low and rips near shore are rare. The patrolled beach at Tugun is also an excellent spot to enjoy a leisurely swim. When it comes to surfing, there are breaks along most parts of the beach with the outer bar of the south being one of the better breaks. The Kirra Surf Club recommends Kirra Point as the prime surfing spot thanks to the Greenmount groyne which produces long right-hander breaks over a sand bar.
The Kirra Surf Club is Queensland’s second oldest surf club and was formed in 1916 after a swimmer tragically lost their life on the unpatrolled beach. These days volunteer surf life saving clubs patrol the beaches and swimming areas to ensure all swimmers are safe.
Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, Kirra Surf Club also offers a fantastic range of onsite facilities including a picturesque balcony overlooking the beach offering the ideal place to catch up with some friends over a drink or enjoy a delicious meal from the bistro.