2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon, Swim Bike Run; Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

Last weekend I enjoyed attending the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, which included the main Sunday morning event, the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon. Weather permitting, the Swim Leg is in the Coral Sea, so I always find photographing the exit of the swim leg through the surf to be plenty of fun. Here are some pics:

Taylor Cecil, who placed seventh in the 2012 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon Premium Oceania Cup.
Taylor Cecil - 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Gillian Backhouse, who placed ninth in the 2012 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon Premium Oceania Cup – Elite Women event.
Gillian Backhouse - 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

BB Lives On

Putting the effort in at the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon
Run Leg - 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Sunday 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Cyclist smiling for the camera at the 2012 Mool Tri
Bike Leg - 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Sunday 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

“Speed Blur” – Using a slow shutter speed, and panning the camera as the cyclists went past
2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

The dramatic Zipp disc wheel
2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Just like last year, plenty of people smiled or gave a thumbs-up or peace sign for the camera (bless you)
2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Some used a different strategy
2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

To finish, a pair of tandem cyclists in the cycle leg of the teams event
2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon; Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 25 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s my highlights & favourites photo gallery from the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Here’s an extra gallery of 1396 unedited images from the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons
Brisbane Sports Photographer

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Roxy Pro & Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast, Australia

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February and March are ‘Pro Surfing Months’ here in South East Queensland, Australia. First I visited the Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro at Burleigh Heads on Australia’s Gold Coast, and then more recently I visited the Roxy Pro Women’s Professional Surfing competition and the Quiksilver Pro Men’s comp at the famous Snapper Rocks Superbank, also on the Gold Coast. Here are some pics from the Roxy Pro and the Quiksilver Pro:

Roxy Pro

Sally Fitzgibbons
Sally Fitzgibbons - Roxy Pro Women's Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 28 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com. Round 4, Heat 3.

Lakey Peterson
Roxy Pro Women's Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 28 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.  Lakey Peterson. Round 4, Heat 3.

Roxy Pro Winner Steph Gilmore (Stephanie Gilmore)
2012 Roxy Pro Winner Steph Gilmore (Stephanie Gilmore) - Roxy Pro final day 2012; Coolangatta, Gold Coast; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

My Smugmug photo gallery on the 2012 Roxy Pro surfing is here.
My Photoshelter gallery on the 2012 Roxy Pro surfing is here.

More coverage on the Roxy Pro Women’s surfing is in my Blogger Roxy Pro surfing photo blog post and my Myspace Roxy Pro surfing photo blog post.

Quiksilver Pro

Ace Buchan (Adrian Buchan)
Ace Buchan (Adrian Buchan) - Quiksilver Pro final day 2012; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Semi-finalist Josh Kerr
Semifinalist Josh Kerr - 2012 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals - final day; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Jordy Smith
Jordy Smith - 2012 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals - final day; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

11 Times ASP World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater in the Expression Session
11 Times ASP World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater in the Expression Session - Quiksilver Pro final day 2012; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

There was an impressively large number of Brazilian supporters, with their Brazilian flag, cheering for Finalist Adriano De Souza
Adriano De Souza - Quiksilver Pro final day 2012; Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Adriano De Souza
Adriano De Souza - Quiksilver Pro final day 2012; Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Winner Taj Burrow carving some impressive spray
2012 Quiksilver Pro Winner Taj Burrow - Quiksilver Pro final day 2012; Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 04 March 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s the start of my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2012 Quiksilver Pro Surfing.

Here’s the start of my Photoshelter photo gallery on the 2012 Quiksilver Pro Surfing.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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

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Two Big Ships in One Day. The Queen Mary II Liner and the Sun Princess on the Brisbane River; Thursday 16 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson.

The Queen Mary II and Sun Princess Ships visit Brisbane on the same day; Luggage PointThe Queen Mary II Liner, as seen from the riverside end of Piped Road, Myrtletown (adjacent to Luggage Point). – {The “Queen Mary II” and “Sun Princess” Ships visit Brisbane on the same day; Luggage Point & Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 16 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson – http://disci.smugmug.com.}

Gallery: http://disci.smugmug.com/Travel/queen-mary-II-sun-princess-bri/21504144_XWVGjB

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Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; February 2012 (Full Post)

Hi all

Now for a full post of pics from last week’s Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing Competition, at Burleigh Heads on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Mark Mathews
Mark Mathews - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Putra Hermawan (Indonesia)
Putra Hermawan (Indonesia) - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Keala Naihe (HAW)
Keala Naihe (HAW) - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Frederico Morais
Frederico Morais - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Thursday 9 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Kenta Hayashi
Kenta Hayashi - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Thursday 9 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Adam Bennetts (AUS)
Adam Bennetts (AUS) with the successful twisting aerial - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Thursday 9 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Modern aerial video photography – Craig Parry’s Helicopter http://www.craigparryphotography.com/photography/home-2/
Craig Parry's Helicopter  (http://www.craigparryphotography.com/photography/home-2/ - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

One of the most popular board riders at the competition: Kolohe Andino
Kolohe Andino - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Peterson Crisanto
Peterson Crisanto - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Two Times World Surfing Champion, and eventual Grand Finalist, Mick Fanning
Two Times World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here are my photo galleries:
Main Smugmug gallery – Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing | Main Photoshelter Gallery – Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing | ‘Extras’ Gallery of additional UNedited pics (Smugmug) – Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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

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2012 Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson – http://disci.smugmug.com

Two Times World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.comTwo Times World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning – Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro – Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ASP 4 Star World Tour Event. Saturday 11 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

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2012 Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson – http://disci.smugmug.com

Putra Hermawan (Indonesia) - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.comPutra Hermawan (Indonesia) – Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro – Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

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Breaka Burleigh Pro Surfing – Photos – 2012

Hi all

Just a quick update ‘on-the-fly’ :).

Yesterday (Wednesday 8 February 2012) saw the start of the 2012 “Breaka Burleigh Pro” Surfing Competition on Australia’s Gold Coast. Just one quick pic for now, and hopefully more later 🙂

Keala Naihe (HAW) – Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro – Surfing; Burleigh Heads
Keala Naihe (HAW) - Breaka Burleigh Surf Pro - Surfing; Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Wednesday 8 February 2012. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my Smugmug gallery, with 59 pics from the first day.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

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

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