Billabong Pro (Queensland)

Professional surfing contest held on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, from 1992 to 2000; often in the bullet-fast tubes of Kirra Point. Gold Coaster and 1978 world champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew inaugurated a regional pro contest at Kirra in 1992, with primary sponsor Billabong putting up $5,000 in prize money. On the opening day of competition, as Bartholomew later recalled, the fabl...

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