Taj Burrow Wins The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Bobby Martinez has to be pretty stoked on a 3rd to start the year to go along with a new sponsor. Photo: Checky

Bobby Martinez has to be pretty stoked on a new sponsor and a third place finish to start 2010. Photo: Checky

Bobby's Rincon bred backhand was on fire throughout the entire Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Bobby's Rincon bred backhand was on fire throughout the entire Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo: Checky

Unfortunately for Dane, he peaked too early and couldn't get past a revved up Jordy Smith. Photo: Checky

Unfortunately for Dane, he peaked too early and couldn't get past a revved up Jordy Smith. Photo: Checky

Dne Reynolds. Photo: Checky

Dane Reynolds. Photo: Checky

Bobby Martinez. Photo: Checky

Bobby Martinez. Photo: Checky

Bobby Martinez. Photo: Checky

Bobby Martinez. Photo: Checky

Surfing in his first WCT final, Jordy Smith had Taj on the ropes early but couldn't knock him out. Photo: Checky

Surfing in his first WCT final, Jordy Smith had Taj on the ropes early but couldn't knock him out. Photo: Checky

Jordy plays it safe with a double grab in the final. Photo: Checky

Jordy plays it safe with a double grab in the final. Photo: Checky

Dane's speed float. Photo: Checky

Dane's speed float. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith fuels up in the competitors tent. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith fuels up in the competitors tent. Photo: Checky

Dane stayed out for at least fifteen minutes after his heat where he lost to Jordy and put on a little show for the crowd. Photo: Checky

Dane stayed out for at least fifteen minutes after his heat where he lost to Jordy and put on a little show for the crowd. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith. Photo: Checky

Jordy Smith. Photo: Checky

Taj Burrow drops the wallet, picks it up, and finds a whopping $50,000 in it. Photo: Checky

Taj Burrow drops the wallet, picks it up, and finds a whopping $50,000 in it. Photo: Checky

Despite overcast skies, the final day of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast was packed to the gills with frothing surf fans from all over the world. Photo: Checky

Despite overcast skies, the final day of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast was packed to the gills with frothing surf fans from all over the world. Photo: Checky

After somehow breaking his board (while not even up and riding), Jordy Smith had to bodysurf into the beach to grab his backup. He never really recovered from that setback... Photo: Checky

After somehow breaking his board (while not even up and riding), Jordy Smith had to bodysurf into the beach to grab his backup. He never really recovered from that setback... Photo: Checky

A disappointed South African fan waits for Jordy after the final horn rang out. Photo: Checky

A disappointed South African surf fan waits for Jordy after the final horn rang out. Photo: Checky

Congratulations to 2010 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion Taj Burrow! Photo: Checky

Congratulations to 2010 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion Taj Burrow! Photo: Checky

After the ASP's recent bump up in prizemoney, Taj walked away with a cool $50,000 after his win. Photo: Checky

After the ASP's recent bump up in prizemoney, Taj walked away with a cool $50,000 after his win. Photo: Checky

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