Watch: "No, No, No, THIS Is the Best Kirra Ever" - Stab Mag

Watch: “No, No, No, THIS Is the Best Kirra Ever”

A lesson in history, hyperbole, and fantastical tube-riding.

Words by Michael Ciaramella
The best of July 4, courtesy of Sunnycoast Klips

Earlier this year, in fact just three months ago, the internet abounded with claims of “best Kirra ever”.

You remember the swell. The one where Mitch Parko got burned by a hapless punter and the internet turned ablaze. Jesse Little captured it for us below.

While the waves were obviously cooking, from our POV, this swell did not reek of “best-ever” quality (and Mick Fanning more or less agreed). The surf was chunky and raw, leaving something to be desired for the average mind-surfer. After all, we know how clean and perfect Kirra can get.

This brings us to the swell of July 4 and 5, 2021, which you can see above (from land) and below (from the water). It’s three-to-10-foot (depending on your place of birth and girth of loin), smooth as a green zucchini, and running down the point with considerable, but not unachievable, pace.

We weren’t out there, but the clips make it look a hell of a lot better than the last “best ever” swell in April. Even everyday plebeians were making @stab Instagram-worthy tubes.

So, not four months have passed, and we’ve already trumped the superior swell of the century? Seems a little fishy. But this is the nature of man. Nothing fires up our brains like a riveting tale, which subconsciously drives others to use hyperbolic claims of “biggest”, “strongest”, and “best” ever, even when that’s clearly not the case.

Have you visited Youtube lately? It’s a minefield of laughable exaggeration. The titles will piss you off to no end, but you still have to click. Science, baby!

So while this swell did in fact produce flawless-looking Kirra, we’ll refrain from using any hyperbolic claims about the quality of the waves relative to others before it. We can, however, assure you that we’ll milk the hell out of it for days to come.

More tomorrow!

July 4 from the water, courtesy of MySurfTv


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