Ozmageddon 2012: Behind The Scenes At The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Ace Buchan
Carissa Moore
Ellie Jean Coffey
Koa Smith
Kolohe Andino
Mexi Girls
Snapper Rocks
Steve Sherman
Tom Delonge

Taj Burrow Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
2012 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion Taj Burrow.

OZMAGEDDON 2012: Behind The Scenes At The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Sunday 5pm
That’s a wrap! And not a moment too soon—my liver hates me, I have some weird growth on my back from the deadly sun here, and can’t keep up with the crazed Coolangatta party scene any longer. Despite lackluster surf it was a sick final day and the guy who ripped the hardest throughout the event took home the win. Congrats Taj! Not sure what he’s up to tonight but I think there are a few drinks left in me if we run into the champ.
Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Moments after winning the Roxy Pro, Stephanie Gilmore was congratulated by the mother of Aussie surf legend Michael Peterson.

It’s been an incredibly fun trip and we gotta thank those who made it happen: Quiksilver for putting on the event, Komune for the killer 7th floor room with an even better view, LifeProof iPhone cases for keeping my phone in one piece despite a few drops and dunkings, JS Industries for the shred sleds, DC for the new sandals, Otis and Electric for the shades, Creatures Of Leisure, Dave Prodan and the gang at the ASP, and Australia in general for being such a beautiful country filled with awesome people. Can’t wait to do it all again next year!—Justin Coté

Occy wins the legends heat! Love this guy...

Jack Robinson
Guilty as charged: Lil' Jack Robinson and I were checking out Alana Blanchard in the surfers tent...

Adriano's fans...

Rosie Hodge Pete Mel
Rosie Hodge and Pete Mel; two of the best—and definitely tallest—announcers in the business.