Friday, 20 March 2015

QuikSilver & Roxy Pro Surfing 2015

Hi all

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
Ricardo Christie - 2015 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2015. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.  - Round 2 Heat 5

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
Courtney Conlogue - Roxy Pro - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Aussie surfer Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright - Roxy Pro - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Lakey Peterson
alternate processing, matt's fall foliage strong - Lakey Peterson - Roxy Pro - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Aussie surfer from Coolum, Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson - 2015 Quiksilver Pro - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Australian Bede Durbidge
Bede Durbidge - 2015 Quiksilver Pro - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Now to a thrilling final afternoon of semifinals and finals.

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Miguel Pupo
Miguel Pupo - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Adriano de Souza
Adriano de Souza - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Aussie Stephanie Gilmore in the Roxy Pro final
Stephanie Gilmore - 2015 Roxy Pro Grand Final (won by Carissa Moore) - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Carissa Moore on her way to wining the Roxy Pro final
Carissa Moore - 2015 Roxy Pro Grand Final (won by Carissa Moore) - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

The crowd at the edge of the Pacific Ocean
Alternate Processing: PH Start with Me - Nice crowd on the beach for the final day of the 2015 Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Surfing at Snapper Rocks - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro - general and wide angle photos - final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Brazilian Filipe Toledo on his way to winning the 2015 Quiksilver Pro
Filipe Toledo - 2015 Quiksilver Pro Grand Final (won by Filipe Toledo) - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Julian Wilson was gallant in the final
Julian Wilson - 2015 Quiksilver Pro Grand Final (won by Filipe Toledo) - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Exuberant Brazilian fans celebrate the 2015 Quiksilver Pro win by Filipe Toledo
alternate processing, pretty presets brown - Crowd at Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Presentations - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Roxy Pro runner up Stephanie Gilmore pours beer on winner Carissa Moore
Carissa Moore, Stephanie Gilmore - 2015 Quiksilver Pro and 2015 Roxy Pro, final day; Friday 13 March 2015; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Qld, AUS (afternoon session). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

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!

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing