Friday, March 11, 2011

"Finals Day!": 2011 Quiksilver Pro - Surfing professional comp., Snapper Rocks Superbank, Wed 9 March 2011

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Main Photo Gallery of the quarter finals and semi finals of the 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing

Extras Gallery: Sunday & Finals Day - 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank.

Hi all

Last Wednesday 9 March I managed to get back to Snapper Rocks to see the quarter finals and semi finals of the 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing. Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater won the event, after competing against Australian Taj Burrow in the final. Here are some pics:

Taj Burrow in the quarter final
Taj Burrow on the way to winning his quarter final - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing - Championship Day, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Jordy Smith in his quarter final, which he only won in the final minute
Jordy Smith with the nice air - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing - Championship Day, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater with some air in his Semi Final
Kelly Slater with the nice aerial during his semi final win - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

A wall of spectators in the water watching Taj Burrow in his semi final.
Taj Burrow during his winning semi final - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

My Smugmug Photo Galleries of Finals Day at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing:


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: