Taj Burrow has been surfing since 7 years old, and is a pro surfer from Australia. Taj is a Billabong international surfing team icon and competes at the WCT championship surfing level. Pro Surfer Taj Burrow has demonstrated his talent and huge repertories of maneuvers for a decade on the WCT. This is the Surfing.com Taj Burrow biography.
Height: 175cm, 5ft 8in Weight: 68kg, 150lb
Birthday: June 2, 1978
Birthplace: Busselton, Wales Australia
Current Home: Yallingup, Wales Australia
High School: Taj Burrow went to Busselton High School.
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Life Facts: Taj Burrow was born from American (San Diego) parents in Busselton, a town close from the famous Margaret River West Australia surf location. Taj first put his feet on his father's board at age 7. Only two years later he competed and won his first local contest. Then surfer Taj continued his progression on the Australian Surfing Tour. In 1996-97, he started competing internationally on the WQS - Surfing Qualifying Tour. After graduating from the WQS in 1997, Taj qualified for the WCT and was named Rookie of the year in 1998. In 1999, he was a serious contender for the Surfing World Title. Pro Surfer Mark 'Occy' Occhilupo defeated him and left the 2nd place to his 22 year old opponent. Taj Burrow has never won a Surfing World Title but has consistently placed in the Surfing Top Ten for nearly a decade. In 2007 Taj got close but let the Surfing World Title escape to his Australian mate Pro Surfer Mick Fanning.
Successes: Billabong Pro, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa (2007) Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Australia (2007) Santa Catarina Pro, Florianopolis, Brazil (2004) Mundial Coca Cola de Surf, Saquarema Brazil (2002) Rio Marathon Surf International, Rio de Janeiro (1999) Coke Surf Classic, Manly Beach, NSW, Australia (1999)
Surfing Style: Taj Burrow surfs in a regular stance and is very well-known for his radical and flying aerials. As a pro surfer Taj has taken the sport to new hieghts, literally, due to his energy and fearlessness in the air above the waves.
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Likes & Dislikes: Taj Burrow likes surfing the Mentawais islands and his Western Australia surf spots. Outside the surf, Taj also likes to develop new shapes for firewire boards. Factiod: Taj Burrow is the only WCT Pro Surfer with epoxy surfboards.
Sponsors: Taj Burrow's sponsors are: Billabong wetsuits and clothing, Von Zipper eyewear, Globe footwear, Creatures of Leisure accessories and Boost Mobile.
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