Saturday 15 December, 2018

Josh Burke flying the Bajan flag high in Hawaii

Josh Burke. (File Photo)

Josh Burke. (File Photo)

Josh Burke continues to make waves on the international surfing circuit. 

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On Monday, the 21-year-old took a heat win to advance into RD 2 of the World Surf League Triple Crown of Surfing Hawaiian Pro QS 10000, in Haleiwa Oahu Hawaii. 

Burke is the first Barbadian to ever qualify into this prestigious Hawaiian series, that is held on the North Shore at three of the most famous and dangerous waves in the world, Haleiwa, Sunset and Pipeline.  

 

After travelling all day and through the night Burke arrived in Hawaii at 3:00 am, since he had just placed 3rd at the WSL Thomo QS 1000 here in Barbados, which was held in memory of Bill Thomson.

He had this to say about the experience:

“All the QS 10000 events are very important and the Triple Crown series is the most prestigious.

"I was thinking of skipping the Thomo to go Hawaii early to practice, however besides the Thomo being a sentimental event that I wanted to be home for, Soup Bowl is perfect training for the North Shore, especially last week with how the waves were.“

Burke added, “I felt very comfortable in my heat, thankfully this paid off. “ 

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