Ready, set, Go TAJ!!!
It's Trestles time and Taj Burrow is certainly no stranger to this world-famous surfing reserve. He's been coming here since the event was born eleven years ago and has scored some pretty good results in the process. Last year, after 15 years on Tour, he nailed his first Trestles win against Julian Wilson, putting on a clinical display in the air. We've taken a look back through the trestles archives just in case you missed something over the last 11 years.
In 2003, Trestles saw a 25 year old Taj Burrow surfing his way through the final heat against Richie Lovett who took the victory off of Taj in a classic grand finale showdown. Lovett began the final with a commanding backhand attack to lock in an 8.0. The 30-year-old then maintained a slight edge, sealing his maiden WCT victory and knocking Taj our with the finalΓÇÖs best single ride - an 8.07. Photo: ASP
In 2008 Taj was out there to Win. He was ripping so hard coming into his final against Kelly Slater and wasted no time putting the pressure on. With Kelly slater in a combo situation things where looking good... Until, with 2 minutes left on the clock, searching for an 8.93, Slater pulls out a 9.27 and takes the victory from Taj. Photo: ASP
In 2010, after a great display of power-surfing, Taj went down to Dane Reynolds in the quarterfinal by 1.9 pts. In 2012, history repeats with Taj (16.50) getting knocked by Mick Fanning (16.50) during the quarterfinals. Photo: ASP