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Lighting up the Lane

Taj Burrow wins the Coldwater Classic in epic 6-foot surf

Originally Published: November 7, 2012
By Jake Howard | ESPN.com

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- In pristine 6-foot surf at Steamer Lane, Taj Burrow won the O'Neill Coldwater Classic. In a back-and-forth, hard-fought final, Burrow edged out fellow Australian Matt Wilkinson. In the dying seconds, Wilkinson had the winning wave but fell on his last maneuver and missed the score by four-tenths of a point.

"It feels so good, I'm so stoked right now," said Burrow, whose patience and experience came ...

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