Long, hollow, bullet-fast point surf located in southern Queensland, Australia, near the New South Wales border; an on-again off-again marvel, depending on how the sand has arranged itself along the point. Remembered, today, mostly for how well it broke in the 1970s and '80s. "Kirra is a barrel, a keg, a spitting pit," longtime Kirra local and former world champion Wayne Bartholomew explains. "That's all it is."

The word "Kirra," which refers to the surf break and the surrounding neighborhoo...