Even with all the polemics that surrounded the result (many fans defended that Adriano de Souza should have won the final and decisive heat), Taj Burrow won this years edition of the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast.
The veteran surfer made a total of 15.86 points in the final heat against the 15.60 made by brazillian wonderboy Adriano de Souza. It was a very close dispute, provoking a great divide among the fans present at Coolangatta (even between the Australian ones).
It is the third time Burrow wins the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast. The other two wins were in 2001 and 2010. It also marks his 10th win overall in competition.