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

Main Link: Photo Gallery on the 2011 Quiksilver Pro – Surfing professional competition at the Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast, 6 March 2011.

Hi all

I had an enjoyable day photographing the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing competition at the famous “Superbank” at Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Australia. The highlight of the day was the late afternoon “Expression Session” where Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and others tried to show their best moves without the pressure of a standard heat. Here are some pics from the day: 

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.

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

Mick Fanning during the Expression Session (taken from in the water (no cropping))
Mick Fanning - Expression Session - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater – photo taken from the access road
Alternate Processing - Hard Depth - 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.

Some barrel action by Dusty Payne
2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

The only frustration about Snapper Rocks is that the peak action happens in front of or to the right of the rocks themselves, but this view is normally obscured by the rocks or the brave spectators on top of them…Still, a nice venue to see the world’s best surfers.

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery of the Quiksilver Pro at the Snapper Rocks Superbank (Coolangatta).

Thanks for looking.

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

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About disci7

Hobbyist & part time photographer. I enjoy photographing sport (especially basketball, surfing, triathlons, cycling, running & softball), nature and birds.
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