OZMAGEDDON 2012: Behind The Scenes At The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
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.
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