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This weekend, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover finished the first stop of the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour on the Gold Coast of Australia.
The event was packed with spectators watching the world’s best surfers take on the waves at the world renowned Snapper Rocks. The beautiful weather and light winds drew in fans from all over the Gold Coast.
Roxy Team Rider Sally Fitzgibbons started off with a bang and surfed her way to the semi finals. In the semi final heat, Sally battled it out with four-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore. Sally started off strong, but was Stephanie soon had her combo-ed in the final minutes.
Steph Gilmore and Laura Evener, both from Australia, met in the final, and Steph continued her role of posting excellent scores, claiming her fourth Roxy Pro Gold Coast title.
On the men’s side of things, native Aussie Taj Burrow defeated Brazilian Adriano De Souza in the final, and took the 2012 Quiksilver Pro crown.
Congratulations to the Aussies!
If you missed the live webcast, check out the action from the heat reviews on Roxylive.com
Next stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour will be the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Presented by Ford from April 3-14. Mark your calendars to watch Sally Fitzgibbons and Sofia Mulanovich from the Roxy Surf Team!