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

Hi all

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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Surfing Duranbah – Surf Photography on a Brilliant Day at the Southern Tip of Australia’s Gold Coast

Happy New Year everyone!

Last Thursday 12 January 2012 I enjoyed a super morning photographing surfing at Duranbah beach (which is at Tweed Heads, in northern New South Wales (NSW), adjacent to the Queensland / NSW border; at the southern end of The Gold Coast; Australia). Here are some pics from a beautiful morning with a strong south-easterly breeze blowing in:

Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

For people using search terms like bodyboarding, boogieboarding, drop-knee and throw-tail 🙂 🙂
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Nice tube / barrel action
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Young lady with some great surfing
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Possibly my favourite from the morning
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

I had a bit of luck later in the shoot, too. I was finishing up and had just left the beach when, who did I see? None other than Dual World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning, just arriving! A short time later I was back into the swing of things, albeit from a bit further away. Here’s a ‘pic of Mick’! (Some tight cropping to remove other surfers):
Mick Fanning - Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Nice action preceeding a wipeout / stack / fall / off / trip 🙂 (four-pic sequence is in the gallery)
Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Idyllic scene for windsurfing
Windsurfing - Lifestyle Photography - Surfing Duranbah, Thursday 12 January 2012, Tweed Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on Summer surfing at Duranbah (just south of the Snapper Rocks Superbank), Gold Coast. Here’s an ‘Extras’ gallery of unedited additional photos (including quite a few more of Mick Fanning).

Thanks so much for looking, and wishing everyone a great 2012!

Regards

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

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