Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Birdy to Voice Protest Song at Paddle Out

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Birdy to Voice Protest Song at Paddle Out

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"LET Kirra be Kirra- so our children can see, the beauty that's there," according to Birdy, lead singer from local band The Quiet Excitement.

Brian "Birdy" Burdett, yesterday previewed the single Let Kirra Be Kirra, which he will perform at the Australia Day Kirra Paddle Out.

The protest stunt involving hundreds of surfers forming a human map of Australia in the water off Kirra is designed to draw attention to the loss of the once world-fam- ous Kirra Point break, which has been wiped out by sand pumping.

"I've travelled all over the world but had days here that were better than anywhere I've ever been," said Birdy, of Lennox Head.

"There's no other wave in the world like it when it's on."

Birdy, who grew up in Burleigh, is teaching his daughters Sky, 7, and Kayla, 5, how to surf, and hopes one day they can ride the Kirra break.

" Let Kirra Be Kirra is primarily about bringing it back for our kids," he said.

"I think they should be able to experience Kirra the way we did when we were kids. …

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