Thursday, March 31, 2011

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Aust; 26 March 2011

Hi all

Some group portraits from the pre-race time at the 2011 Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, part of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Multi Sport Festival. Thanks to everyone for your cheerfulness!

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Paul Olds and Friend
Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Group Portraits - Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, 26 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Here's the link to the temporary photo gallery. Photos can be purchased from within the gallery if you like.

Plenty more of the actual Mooloolaba Ocean Swim to come in a few days.

Thanks for looking!

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Mooloolaba Triathlon Bike Leg, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Aust; 27 March 2011

Hi all

Main Link:  My Smugmug photo gallery of the 2011 Mooloolaba Triathlon Bike Leg.

Last weekend I was lucky to be able to take 2 day trips to the 2011 Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. In this post we'll look at some bike leg pics from the open / public Mooloolaba Triathlon organised by USM Events. The event catered for both individual and teams competition, so in the following set of bike leg pics, some participants will be triathletes and others will be specialist cyclists:

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Mooloolaba Triathlon, at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Sunday 27 March 2011, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson.

Here's the link to my Smugmug photo gallery of the 2011 Mooloolaba Triathlon Bike Leg.

Coming up later will be photo-blog-posts on the:
Mooloolaba Ocean Swim
ITU Men's World Cup Tri, and the
ITU Women's World Cup Tri

Thanks for looking!

Regards

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

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Finals Day!": 2011 Quiksilver Pro - Surfing professional comp., Snapper Rocks Superbank, Wed 9 March 2011

Main Links:
Main Photo Gallery of the quarter finals and semi finals of the 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing

Extras Gallery: Sunday & Finals Day - 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank.

Hi all

Last Wednesday 9 March I managed to get back to Snapper Rocks to see the quarter finals and semi finals of the 2011 Quiksilver Pro surfing. Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater won the event, after competing against Australian Taj Burrow in the final. Here are some pics:

Taj Burrow in the quarter final
Taj Burrow on the way to winning his quarter final - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing - Championship Day, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Jordy Smith in his quarter final, which he only won in the final minute
Jordy Smith with the nice air - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing - Championship Day, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater with some air in his Semi Final
Kelly Slater with the nice aerial during his semi final win - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

A wall of spectators in the water watching Taj Burrow in his semi final.
Taj Burrow during his winning semi final - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing Semi Finals, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. Wednesday 9 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

My Smugmug Photo Galleries of Finals Day at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing:


Thanks for looking.

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing
PS: Here's a nice short video about Surfworld Museum on the Gold Coast, from the ABC Television program "Collectors" (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/) and featuring iconic surf photographer Peter "Joli" Wilson:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 Quiksilver Pro - Surfing Professional Comp; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast

Main Link - Photo Gallery - 2011 Quiksilver Pro, Surfing Professional Competition; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Sunday 6 March 2011.

Hi all

Last Sunday 6 March I enjoyed the afternoon photographing the world's best surfers at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro at the famous "Superbank" at Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Australia. The highlight for me was the late afternoon "Expression Session" where Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning & others tried to show their best moves without the pressure of a normal heat or round. Here are some pics:

2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Brett Simpson
2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

No cropping - probably the closest I'll ever get to ten times World Champion Kelly Slater while he's in action.
Ten times World Champion Kelly Slater - Expression Session - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

No cropping - Mick Fanning
Mick Fanning - Expression Session - 2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Alternate Processing - Kelly Slater ("Kelco Polar Cream")


To conclude - Dusty Payne with some tube action during the Expression Session
2011 Quiksilver Pro Surfing, Snapper Rocks Superbank, Gold Coast. Sunday 6 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson.

Main Link - Photo Gallery - 2011 Quiksilver Pro, Surfing Professional Competition; Snapper Rocks Superbank, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Sunday 6 March 2011.

Thanks for looking.

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing
PS: Here's a nice short video about Surfworld Museum on the Gold Coast, from the ABC Television program "Collectors" (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/) and featuring iconic surf photographer Peter "Joli" Wilson: