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Taj Burrow, defending Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast winner, put in a sensational performance in yesterday’s Round 5 and will take on Brett Simpson in this morning’s Quarterfinals. Photo courtesy ASP / SCHOLTZ

Taj Burrow, defending Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast winner, put in a sensational performance in yesterday’s Round 5 and will take on Brett Simpson in this morning’s Quarterfinals. Photo courtesy ASP / SCHOLTZ

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland/Australia (Wednesday, March 9, 2011) – The final day of competition has been called on for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover with the Quarterfinals set to commence at 7:30am at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks.

The opening event of the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast has bore witness to some of the most phenomenal surfing ever seen in competition and today’s heavy hitters will battle one another for the top spot heading into the remainder of the season.

“We have good clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves running down the bank at Snapper Rocks this morning and we’ve called the Quarterfinals on at 7:30am,” Richie Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll look to run straight through the Finals this morning to beat the high tide and take advantage of the best conditions available. Good luck to all our remaining competitors.”

Up first this morning will be ASP Dream Tour sophomore Dusty Payne (HAW), 22, up against reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 39, in the first Quarterfinal.

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE via quiksilverpro.com.au.

The event will also be broadcast LIVE free-to-air on One HD.

For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1: Dusty Payne (HAW) vs. Kelly Slater (USA)
QF 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
QF 3: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Taj Burrow (AUS)
QF 4: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)