GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Tuesday, February 22, 2011) – World #4 ranked surfer Taj Burrow (Aus) said today that he has never been more prepared for the season-opening ASP World Title event on the Gold Coast – the 2011 Quiksilver Pro presented by Land Rover – which is set to commence this weekend.
The defending event champion fine-tuned his equipment and boosted his confidence with a World Qualifying Series (WQS) win at Burleigh Heads last Sunday. Burrow, who has featured in the top five for the majority of the past decade, said winning an illusive world title would mean everything to him.
World No. 2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), is keen to get back into the competition singlet following an off-season spent traipsing up and down the Eastern seaboard of Australia. A fit and focused Fitzgibbons said she is out to better last year’s quarterfinal result at the Gold Coast event.
The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro’s Gold Coast will run from February 26 through March 9, 2011 and will be webcast LIVE via quiksilverpro.com and broadcast LIVE on free to air TV ONE HD.