Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, 19 February 2011

Hi all

Main Link: My Smugmug Photo Gallery of my top pics from the 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro

EDIT: New second gallery, including "Alternate Processing" pics

Saturday (19 February) saw the final heats & quarter finals of the Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing Competition at Burleigh Heads on Australia's Gold Coast. Although the surf was very small (on the grand final day as well), I enjoyed the day and the professional surfers were brilliant at making 'plenty' from very small waves. The winner for the second year in succession was Taj Burrow. Here are some pics (if you like, you can click on any photo to be taken to that pic within the gallery):

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.


Taj Burrow
2010 & 2011 Winner, Taj Burrow - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2010 and also 2011 winner Taj Burrow
2010 & 2011 Winner, Taj Burrow - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Jayke Sharpe, with a backdrop of "Little Burleigh"
2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Grand Finalist Bede Durbidge
Grand Finalist Bede Durbidge - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

In second place in the Grand Final (and also holder of the highest single score in the Grand Final), Joel Parkinson
2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

My Smugmug Photo Gallery: Top Pics - 2011 Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

EDIT:  Second gallery here.

Thanks for looking.

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing
PS: Here's a nice short video about Surfworld Museum on the Gold Coast, from the ABC Television program "Collectors" (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/) and featuring iconic surf photographer Peter "Joli" Wilson: