Surfer Taj Burrow tackling King of the Point in Trigg

Taj Burrow. Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott
Taj Burrow. Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

FORMER pro surfer Taj Burrow is taking on waves in Trigg this weekend.

The Yallingup surfer, who retired from the World Championship Tour three years ago, is competing at the annual King of the Point competition at Trigg Point.

Burrow will join other top WA surfers battling it out for $10,000 in cash and prizes.

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“I remember the King of the Point growing up as a grom, it’s a longstanding WA event that’s been running for decades,” he said.

“I don’t think I’ve ever surfed at Trigg, but I’m excited to get up and have some fun.”

Competitors include reigning champion Jano Belo, 2018 State champion Jack Haslau, Jay Davies, Dino Adrian, Mitch Taylor, of North Beach, and Sorrento’s Fletcher Llanwarne.

“I’m really excited to see my close mates Jay (Davies) and Dino (Adrian) throw on a singlet and surf a heat as it’s very, very for those guys,” Burrow said.

“We’re all in it to win it.”

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Women vying for the Queen of the Point title will include Coral Durant and Emma Cattlin.

Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said it was the biggest and best surfing event on metropolitan beaches.

“We’re super excited to be hosting this prestigious event on Perth’s best surfing beach,” he said.

Activities will run at the beach during the March 16 and 17 competition, including surf market stalls, lives DJs, skate demonstrations and treasure hunts.