Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Farewell Taj: A Photographic Requiem

Taj Burrow on Saturday announced his retirement from the WSL Championship Tour, before surfing his last heat at the 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Take a look at some of the biggest moments of his career, in the water and out.

Burrow's Announcement
Strider, Pottz and Turpel react to Taj Burrow's big announcement.

Burrow announced his retirement from the Championship Tour on the second day of action at Margaret River. Born and reared in Yallingup, Western Australia, Margaret's is home turf for the Aussie Tour veteran.

Taj Burrow was eliminated in Round Three. Burrow ripped his way into Round Three this year. - WSL / Ed Sloane
A Legend's Send-Off
The surf legend was carried through the event site after his final CT appearance at the iconic break.
Taj Burrow baby Father and daughter. Burrow's new baby is among the reasons he's ready to say goodbye to the CT. - WSL Taj Burrow advances into round three.  ASP/ Kirstin Burrow at the 2013 Oakley Pro Bali. - WSL / Kirstin Scholtz Burrow will conclude his CT career at the 2016 Fiji Pro, one of his favorite stops on Tour. Burrow in Fiji, one of his favorite events. The Fiji Pro 2016 will be the last event of his CT career. - WSL / Kirstin Burrow won the 2013 Hurley Pro at Trestles. Burrow won the 2013 Hurley Pro at Trestles. It was his last Championship Tour win (so far). - WSL / Kirstin Burrow, behind the scenes at Trestles. Behind the scenes at Trestles. - WSL / Kirstin Burrow at Snapper, after winning the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Burrow won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast -- twice (2010 and 2012). - WSL / Cestari Taj Burrow placed equal 3rd at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Taj on the Goldy. - WSL / Kirstin Scholtz Burrow, showing off how he became a Pipe Master in 2009. Burrow won the Billabong Pipe Masters in 2009 with performances like this. - WSL / Cestari Taj Burrow joined the elite ranks of Pipe Masters winners in 2009. The Pipe Masters victory chair. - WSL / Cestari Taj Burrow making use of the open J-Bay walls. Taj is tailor-made for J-Bay. - WSL / KC Close call in round 5 but Taj went down to Zietz Volcom Fiji Pro, 2013. Burrow's friends are already planning his final CT send-off party in June. - WSL Burrow boosts above Bells. He won the contest in 2007. In 2007, he won the Rip Curl Pro Bells with a diverse bag of tricks. - WSL / Cestari Taj Burrow, Bells Beach 2014 Another speedy performance at Bells. - WSL / Kirstin Scholtz Burrow won the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in 2007. In 2007, he also went on to win the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay. - WSL / Cestari Taj Burrow takes on Teahupo'o. Showing off his skills at Teahupo'o. He never won a contest there, but put in several impressive performances. - WSL / Kirstin Burrow won the 2001 Nova Schin Festival in Brasil. Burrow, after winning the 2004 Nova Schin Festival in Brasil. - WSL / Karen Taj Burrow aims for the barrel at Pipe. Burrow at Pipe. - WSL / Laurent Masurel Taj Burrow (AUS) locking into a perfect Keramas pit in his Round 2 win over Oakley Pro Bali wildcard Bruce Irons (HAW). Russ Hennings-Oakley Inc. In 2013, this wave helped take Burrow to Round Two victory over Bruce Irons. - WSL / RUSS HENNINGS