[part title=”Taj Burrow”]
Taj Burrow is surfing’s nearly man at the moment, not that that bothers Western Australia’s most exciting surfer of all time. Incredibly in 16 years on tour, Burrow has only finished outside the top 10 twice, in his first year and due to an injury. On the Gold Coast he has an equally as impressive record.
In the last four years he has won the event twice and finished runner up once, that is some serious consistency. He has been involved in a running battle with Brazil’s Adriano De Souza, in two tight controversial heats, in which he took out both. So he knows the wave, knows how to win on the waves, and loves the wave.
So why is he not in the top two? There is too much competition this year, the young guns have got their contest game together and it could just be that Taj Burrow’s domination at this event is going to come to end, but by come to an end we still mean at least quarter finals…