Australian Surfer Taj Burrow Wins The 2010 Breaka Burleigh Pro!
Gold Coast Queensland, Sunday, February 26, 2010: Taj Burrow (AUS) today etched his name into the history books, claiming the inaugral 2010 Association Of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 4-Star, Breaka Burleigh Pro.
Burrow defeated Josh Kerr (AUS), Owen Wright (AUS) and Dusty Payne (HAW) who finished second to fourth respectively in an exhilarating four-man final.
Burrow exploded out of the gates with a blistering 9.10 (out of a possible 10), going on to register a combined two-wave total of 17.30 (out of a possible 20) to Kerrâ€™s 15.67, Wrightâ€™s 14.60 and Payneâ€™s 8.73.
â€śItâ€™s so great to be back at Burleigh Heads, Iâ€™ve spent a lot of time here over the years and itâ€™s such a great wave, so to be able to win the very first competition here in so long is just great,â€ť Burrow said.
â€śThe whole event has been epicâ€¦the waves were great and it was some of the most high performance surfing Iâ€™ve seen, there was so many aerials and all the competitors were just going so bigâ€¦it was awesome to be a part of,â€ť he said.
Burrow thrilled thousands of spectators lining Burleigh Heads in what is the first professional surfing event to be staged at the iconic break in almost 10 years.
In a dream preparation, Burrow who also won last yearâ€™s ASP World Tour season ending Pipeline Masters, will now head into next weekâ€™s first ASP World Tour event of 2010 at Snapper Rocks as one of the hot favorites.
â€śThis is the ideal start to the season for me and I feel more ready than ever for the season ahead.â€ť
Huge crowds flooded Burleigh Heads to watch the worldâ€™s best surfers on the eventâ€™s final day, with spectators and organisers likening the occasion to the iconic â€śStubbiesâ€ť events of the 1970â€™s.