Tuesday, 8 March 2011

2011 Quiksilver Pro - Surfing Professional Comp; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast

Main Link - Photo Gallery - 2011 Quiksilver Pro, Surfing Professional Competition; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Sunday 6 March 2011.

Hi all

Last Sunday 6 March I enjoyed the afternoon photographing the world's best surfers at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro at the famous "Superbank" at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia. The highlight for me was the late afternoon "Expression Session" where Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning & others tried to show their best moves without the pressure of a normal heat or round. Here are some pics:

2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Brett Simpson
2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

No cropping - probably the closest I'll ever get to ten times World Champion Kelly Slater while he's in action.
Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater - Expression Session - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

No cropping - Mick Fanning
Mick Fanning - Expression Session - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Alternate Processing - Kelly Slater ("Kelco Polar Cream")


To conclude - Dusty Payne with some tube action during the Expression Session
2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Main Link - Photo Gallery - 2011 Quiksilver Pro, Surfing Professional Competition; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Sunday 6 March 2011.

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: