Taj Burrow might have left World Surf League’s Championship Tour (CT) too early, but he has not lost his competitive nature yet. The Australian won the 2016 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, at Kuda Huraa.
Burrow narrowly defeated Shane Dorian in the decisive Thruster division. The former CT competitor used his experience in the shoulder-high waves, and let his fins free in the critical sections.
“Sultans is just such a fun rippable wave, and to surf with one of my childhood heroes, Shane Dorian, in the final was like a dream come true. I was so nervous in both of those finals – Shane was ripping so hard and just not falling off, so it was pretty nerve-racking,” explained an ecstatic Taj Burrow.