Taj Burrow: next win, please

Taj Burrow has conquered the 2011 Breaka Burleigh Pro, at Burleigh Heads, Australia. The Aussie surfer takes the event's full glory for the second consecutive time. Burrow was absolutely fired up and displayed a full repertoire of moves including his renown aerial talents to seal today’s win.

The 40-minute final was surfed in one-metre waves and Taj Burrow secured his lead with an overall score of 15.47. Joel Parkinson chased his fellow Australian until the last minutes but could not find a second decent wave.

"Great to win back-to-back here at Burleigh. Parko came hard at me near the end which made for a tight final and it's always good to win a quality final like that. I certainly hope history can repeat and I follow up next week at the Quiksilver Pro – I'll take that for sure", said Burrow.

"Burleigh's an exciting wave, even small like today, its high performance and you can really surf these waves and score – it's been another amazing event." Parkinson was disappointed not to take the win but, still, happy with a goo result.

"It has been a great warm up for all of us but you know, when you’re in a final with guys like Taj and Bede you really want to win and I was out there chasing the win. I needed a decent final ride and it didn’t happen but all up, a great event, Taj was always going to be the man to beat in conditions like that", said Parkinson.

Bede Durbidge placed third in today’s final and all three top placed surfers look ready for the opening event to the 2011 ASP World Title Tour – next week’s Quiksilver Pro. Once again, spectators relished the return of professional surfing to its spiritual home of Burleigh Heads and organizers are expecting an even bigger 2012.

Breaka Burleigh Pro Final

Taj Burrow (15.47) 1, Joel Parkinson (12.96) 2, Bede Durbidge (12.20) 3, Jayke Sharpe (11.73) 4