2 June 1978 |
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (160 lb)|
|Best year||1999 & 2007 – 2nd in ASP World Tour Ranking|
|Sponsors||Billabong, Lost Surfboards, Von Zipper, Globe|
ASP World Tour Runner Up 1999, 2007
|Stance||Natural (regular) foot|
Burrow was born in Busselton, Western Australia to American parents and began surfing at age 7. In 1998 he qualified for the ASP World Tour at 18 years old, becoming the youngest surfer to do so at the time. Burrow had, in fact, already earnt a place on the world tour a year earlier, but he turned it down stating that, as a 17-year-old, he was "too young to do the tour full-on". After his first year on tour in 1998, he claimed the ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year award after finishing 12th place on the rankings. One year later he finished runner-up on the 1999 World Tour season rankings.
In 2007, Burrow won the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. He backed this up with a victory at the 2007 Billabong Pro in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa where he claimed the title over the then 8-time world champion, Kelly Slater. This win helped to secure his 2nd place ranking on the ASP Men's Tour, his second runner-up season placing.
ASP Tour Wins
Since 2005, Burrow has hosted the Taj Small Fries junior surfing competition at Yallingup.
- Warshaw, Matt (2003). The Encyclopedia of Surfing. Harcourt. p. 94.
- Billabong Team Rider Profile
- Surf With Taj
- Fuel TV Profile
- ASP World Tour Profile
- Burrow last man standing to ring bell
- Pushing Our Burrow
- Taj Burrow's Book of Hot Surfing
- 23-Jan-2009 Surf Europe article 'Taj re-signs with Globe Shoes', retrieved 24-Oct-2011
- Taj’s Small Fries grommet event set to roll in Yallingup