Long lost Kirra Groyne set to make a come back
WORK is due to get underway in the next week or so on the Kirra Groyne project, an extension that should see the famous surf break returned to its former glory.
Coolangatta pro surfer Jake Cumberland was not around to see the famous break in all its glory, but has seen plenty of footage and can't hide his excitement about the prospect of long perfect tube rides.
"I have had some good waves out there, but only in big cyclone swells, if it ends up back to how it was in the old days with it breaking properly on smaller days that would be epic," Mr Cumberland said.
About Eighteen years ago rock was removed from the tip of the Groyne, causing the break to be effected.
Gold Coast City Council are sourcing large boulders for the project from within a 20 kilometre radius of the Groyne.
At an estimated cost of around $800,000, local surfers will await the renovations with anticipation; if successful the project could see sand conditions restored to their former glory of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
The completion date is set for December 2014, but is heavily dependent on weather conditions both in and out of the ocean.