Friday, June 14, 2013

Quiksilver Pro Surfing, 2013, Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia

Hi all

A few months ago I was lucky to be able to get to a fantastic day's ASP World Tour Surfing at the 2013 Quiksilver Pro, at Snapper Rocks on Australia's Gold Coast. Here are some pics from a very enjoyable day:

Jordy Smith
Jordy Smith - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Tour Rookie Nat Young, who, from my humble perspective, was the best I saw from a talent vs experience viewpoint
Nat Young - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Spectacular surfing by Aussie Taj Burrow
Taj Burrow - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Jeremy Flores
Jeremy Flores - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

(Reigning) 2012 World Surfing Champion, Australian Joel Parkinson
2012 World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Michel Bourez
Michel Bourez - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Wonderful tube / barrel action from Joel Parkinson
2012 World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson - Tube / Barrel Sequence of the Day - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Matt Wilkinson on a nice wall of water
Matt Wilkinson - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

What better way to finish than with 11 times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater who has just won the Volcom Pro in Fiji
11 times World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater - 2013 Quiksilver Pro Surfing; Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 11 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2013 Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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