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The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover completed Rounds three and four yesterday as the world’s best surfers did battle with one another amidst building two-to-three foot one metre waves at the primary venue of Snapper Rocks.

The opening stop on the 2013 ASP World ChampionshipTour (WCT), the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast has narrowed the original 36-man field down to the final 12 with the potential to finish as soon as today.

Taj Burrow(AUS), 34, defending Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champion, was lethal in the afternoon’s Round 4 bout, posting an incredibly-high heat total of an 18.06 out of a possible 20, and advancing directly into the Quarterfinals.

 

Taj Burrow took out one of the most exciting heats of the day at the ASP World Championship Tour season opening event, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast today. Burrow, the reigning event champion, was on point in the two metre long rights at Snapper Rocks today, busting big turns and risky airs to advance to the quarterfinals with a huge 18.06 out of a possible 20 two wave heat total. Photo ASP – Will H-S
Taj Burrow took out one of the most exciting heats of the day at the ASP World Championship Tour season opening event, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo ASP – Will H-S

Despite Burrow’s impressive performance Kelly Slater (USA), 41, 11-time ASP World Champion and 2012 ASP World Runner-Up, would not be outdone, posting the day’s high heat total of an 18.27 out of a possible 20 to edge out Australians Bede Durbidge (AUS), 30, and Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 24, in one of the most exciting clashes of the event.

Julian Wilson (AUS), 24, has long been considered a threat to the ASP World Crown and proved his mettle once again today, besting reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, and in-form Tahitian Michel Bourez (PYF), 27, in their non-elimination Round 4 bout. Wilson’s win advances him directly to the Quarterfinals.

Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, two-time ASP World Champion (2007, 2009), closed out the day’s affairs with an emphatic Round 4 win over Travis Logie (ZAF), 33, and Brett Simpson (USA), 28. Fanning jumped out to an early lead, utilizing his superior wave selection and razor-sharp precision to collect a solid 15.40 out of a possible 20. This win vaults the Australian directly into the Quarterfinals while Logie and Simpson have been relegated to round five.

 

  Eleven times ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) continues to impress at the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour opener, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Slater eliminated young Hawaiian Dusty Payne (HAW) in Round 3 to advance to Round 4, which will run this afternoon.  Photo ASP–Will H-S
Eleven times ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) continues to impress at the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour opener, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Photo ASP–Will H-S

When competition resumes, up first will be Jeremy Flores  (FRA), 24, up against Michel Bourez  (PYF), 27, in Heat 1 of Round 5.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via quiksilverlive.com

 

REMAINING QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND  3 results

Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.23 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 13.34

Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 15.00 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 12.50

Heat 9: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 12.63 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.37

Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) 12.16 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 9.53

Heat 11: Travis Logie (ZAF) 15.44 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.43

Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.67 def. Nat Young (USA) 16.36

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 18.06, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.83, Adam Melling (AUS) 10.07

Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.60, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.53, Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.13

Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.27, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 16.60, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 16.44

Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.40 Travis Logie (ZAF) 13.60, Brett Simpson (USA) 8.23

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 5 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)

Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Heat 3: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)

Heat 4: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:

QF 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. TBD

QF 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. TBD

QF 3: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. TBD

QF 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. TBD

 


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