Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, has taken out the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover, the opening stop on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, over Adriano de Souza (BRA), 25, in front of a capacity crowd at Snapper Rocks.

Taj Burrow is leading the world rankings after the Quiksilver Pro

He defeated South African Jordy Smith in the semi final that some say Jordy should have won.

The results are:

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST FINAL RESULTS:

1 ā€“ Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.86
2 ā€“ Adriano De Souza (BRA) 15.60

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINAL RESULTS:

SF 1: Adriano De Souza (BRA) 14.16 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.57
SF 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.56 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.20

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1: Adriano De Souza (BRA) 16.43 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 13.73
QF 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) 14.43 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 13.04
QF 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.56 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 11.30
QF 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.86 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 15.97

CURRENT ASP TOP 5 (After Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast):

1. Taj Burrow (AUS) 10,000 pts
2. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 8,000 pts
3. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 6,500 pts
3. Josh Kerr (AUS) 6,500 pts
5. Kelly Slater (USA) 5,200 pts
5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 5,200 pts
5. Owen Wright (AUS) 5,200 pts
5. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 5,200 pts

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