Kirra: you should've been here last week

Kirra was the capital of tube riding of Planet Earth for an entire week. Surfers have enjoyed the best barrels of the decade between 25th and 29th August, 2014.

Long, green and endless tubes. Australian surfers were threading barrel after barrel in a historic week of wave riding action in the beachside suburb of the Gold Coast, in Queensland.

The extension of the Kirra groyne by 30 meters has drastically improved the quality of the surf from Snapper Rocks, across Rainbow Bay through to Greenmount.

Yes, you should've been there. Yes, it was crowded out there. But everyone seemed to respect and enjoy the incredible six-to-ten foot waves peeling down the line.

Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Torren Martyn, Dean Morrison, and Asher Pacey were only a few of the hundreds of surfers partying in the stunning barrel fest. Ready for a 20-second barrel?