Mick Fanning Begins his 2010 Season At The Breaka Burleigh
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 February, 2010 : - - Gold Coast
Queensland: 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 Kerr’s 15.67, Wright’s 14.60 and Payne’s 8.73. “It’s so great to be back
at Burleigh Heads, I’ve spent a lot of time here over the years and it’s such a
great wave, so to be able to win the very first competition here in so long is
just great,” Burrow said.
“The whole event has been epic…the waves were great and it was some of the
most high performance surfing I’ve seen, there was so many aerials and all the
competitors were just going so big…it was awesome to be a part of,” 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
In a dream preparation, Burrow who also won last year’s ASP World Tour season
ending Pipeline Masters, will now head into next week’s first ASP World Tour
event of 2010 at Snapper Rocks as one of the hot favorites. “This is the ideal
start to the season for me and I feel more ready than ever for the season
Josh Kerr : : photo Robertson/ASP Australasia
Huge crowds flooded Burleigh Heads to watch the world’s best surfers on the
event’s final day, with spectators and organisers likening the occasion to the
iconic “Stubbies” events of the 1970’s.
The Breaka Burleigh Pro is proudly supported by Breaka Flavoured Milk, ASP
Australasia, Channel 7, brisbanetimes.com.au, Nova 106.9fm, SEA FM, Ooh!,
Coastalwatch, Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine, GCCC, XXXX Summer Bright Lager,
and Surfing Queensland.
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