Last week I was lucky to have two opportunities to visit the 2015 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surfing, on the Wolrd Suf League tour, at Snapper Rocks, Coolanagatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. The Quiksilver Pro was won by Brazilian teenager Filipe Toledo (sending the Brazlian fans into overdrive) and the Roxy Pro was won by Hawaiian Carissa Moore. Some pics:
During my quick first visit, Ricardo Christie
Now to my epic whole day second visit for the massive final day of competition on Friday 13 March.
Courtney Conlogue negotiates her way to the start point at Snapper Rocks
Aussie surfer Tyler Wright
Aussie surfer from Coolum, Julian Wilson
Australian Bede Durbidge
Now to a thrilling final afternoon of semifinals and finals.
Adriano de Souza
Aussie Stephanie Gilmore in the Roxy Pro final
Carissa Moore on her way to wining the Roxy Pro final
The crowd at the edge of the Pacific Ocean
Brazilian Filipe Toledo on his way to winning the 2015 Quiksilver Pro
Julian Wilson was gallant in the final
Exuberant Brazilian fans celebrate the 2015 Quiksilver Pro win by Filipe Toledo
Roxy Pro runner up Stephanie Gilmore pours beer on winner Carissa Moore
Thanks for getting this far with me. Please note there are two separate photo galleries:
The first 2015 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surfing gallery covers a brief Wednesday visit and then all of the morning surfing on the final day.
The second newer gallery: This is a new gallery covering the following matchups on the final afternoon of the competition: Miguel Pupo v Juilan Wilson, Adriano de Souza v Filipe Toledo, Carissa Moore v Stephanie Gilmore (Roxy Final), and Julian Wilson v Filipe Toledo (Quiksilver Final).
Thanks for looking!