Save Kirra

A proposed cruise ship terminal has the iconic wave in jeopardy

Damien Hobgood in a quintessential Kirra barrel, now threatened by development. Photo: Swilly
Damien Hobgood in a quintessential Kirra barrel now threatened by development. Photo: Swilly

A proposed development plan to build a $2 billion cruise ship terminal/casino near Kirra has many surfers and non-surfers alike outraged. The plan would likely ruin the natural flow of sand to the Northern Gold Coast, an area already suffering from erosion, damaging the life blood of the world-famous wave that generates millions of dollars in revenue for local businesses. Additionally, many believe that pollution from the ships would negatively impact the wildlife and surrounding areas. If you had any reservations regarding the outcry, you won’t after you watch the video below, composed of perhaps some of the best sessions ever from the spot.

The Save Our Southern Beaches Alliance has organized a paddle out and public rally set for Sunday, January 19th at 10 a.m. QLD Time to protest the development. Expect to see World Champs and Coolangatta residents Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson as well as countless others come out to support the Save Kirra movement.