COOLANGATTA, Australia (Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007) - In a stunning final that saw both competitors hold the lead, Mick Fanning emerged victorious over local dark horse Bede Durbidge.
Durbidge opened up the Final with a deep tuberide followed by a series of vicious slashes on his forehand netting him a 8-point ride and the lead.
However Fanning was not to be outdone, racking in a series of tubes and ferocious forehand bashes to take the lead.
A last minute tube from Durbidge was not enough to regain the lead and Fanning not only has the 2007 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast title, but also the lead in the 2007 Foster’s ASP World Title race.
Final: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.17 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.00
Semifinal 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 19.40 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 18.73
Semifinal 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 18.13 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 7.33
Quarterfinal 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 18.34 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 10.33
Quarterfinal 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.83 def. Michael Campbell (AUS) 13.57
Quarterfinal 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) 19.53 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 19.10
Quarterfinal 4: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.96 def. Ben Dunn (AUS) 11.00
Quiksilver Pro Round 4 Results:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 19.10 def. Bruce Irons (HAW) 7.83
Heat 2: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.67 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 7.33
Heat 3: Michael Campbell (AUS) 13.67 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 5.00
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.33 def. Greg Emslie (ZAF) 11.34
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.50 def. Daniel Wills (AUS) 12.43
Heat 6: Josh Kerr (AUS) 9.16 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 7.67
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.43 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 12.50
Heat 8: Ben Dunn 10.77 (AUS) def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 8.17