January 18, 2007


Filed under: Taj Burrow — wpssuperblog @ 2:08 pm


Well, January is always a pretty action-packed and entertaining month for me. I’m sure its much the same for all the boys during their break too. I have had some good times thats for sure.I’ve had three mates come over from Sydney to live-it-up here in the West. It’s been a blur of good times including; New Years Eve, hanging on the beach, surfing, BBQing, drinking, poker, and hanging with girls! All the good stuff that summer is about!

Snake and I just bought a new Yamaha Jet ski and the thing is amazing! We’ve logged quite a few hours already this summer whipping into little waves and just fooling around.

A wine tour that I did with friends was also a huge highlight of my summer. We all dressed up like idiots and toured the famous Margaret River wine region. So much fun sampling all the wine and pretending we were wine connoisseurs – ha! Luckily, one of the ladies drove because things got pretty wild after five wineries, yeew!

We also went to a huge concert called Southbound, which was in a town close to me called Busselton. Crazy. 20 000 people and a bangin’ line up that included; The Presets, Scribe, Basement Jaxx, Hilltop Hoods, Modest Mouse and Wolfmother! So yeah, even more good times! It just never ends!



… Although it did have to come to an end for me. First comp, the Quik Pro starts Feb 27 and that comes around real fricken’ fast! So… I set myself the date of Jan 15 to stop the partying, etc, and put the blinkers on!

I took on a person to do personal training, nutrition and physio. He’ll be cracking the whip until the Gold Coast event, its tough to skip all the festivities but it has to be done. I had a sick time, but now my mind is on getting fit and surfing my best.

On Jan 19-21, I hosted my kids’ surfing comp here in Yallingup. Its called “Taj’s Small Fries” and its the 2nd year we’ve run the event with Billabong and it was a riot!


Matt Banting took out the main event at Small Fries. | Credit: Hilts

I think I had just as much fun as the 120 groms that competed, it was unreal!A highlight was watching young local Margaret River grom Creed McTaggart absolutely destroy the under 14s. He scored four waves over nine points, one being a 9.8!

Everyone was ripping, girls and boys. We had prefect surf and the event ran like a dream. So stoked watching all those little grubs thresh around in their over-sized singlets

Well thats almost a wrap for my January. I’m currently training, eating good food and surfing my arse off in preparation for the Goldy. Ok, hope to see you there.

I hope everyone was living it up over the holiday season! Goodtimes.




January 16, 2007


Filed under: Troy Brooks — wpssuperblog @ 5:30 pm

The part of the year that we have been waiting for “The Break”. Finally some down time and a chance to just chill out. The 5th of January saw the birth of my second son Bohdi,(that’s right Patrick Swayze from Point Break).

Bohdi Brooks

Bohdi Brooks asking the old man if the 50 Year Storm’s been already.

So after a nice Christmas at home with family, I’m back wiping bums and changing nappy’s. Having a ball. I’ve also been out fishing a couple of times with Luke Munro, pulling in some good fish. Getting four-way hook ups on Wahoo, ended up bagging about 10; a few Yellow Fin tuna; and a couple of Spotty Macs. Check out the shots.

You can swim but you can’t hide.

It’s been a pretty slow summer for waves on the Gold Coast with no real swells yet. Chased a 6ft swell down at Bells, late January, pretty sick, surfing good waves back at my old home beach. I’m off on a wave-finding expedition to PNG this week, to try and find the next perfect waves, so I’ll let you know how I go in a week or two.

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