Taj Burrow was born on Jun 2, 1978 in the Western Australia town of Yallingup, the only child of parents Nancy and Vance Burrow. Taj began surfing at age 7, and by the time he turned 18 he had qualified for the World Tour, becoming the youngest surfer to do so at the time. Taj claimed the ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year award his first year, finishing 12th place in the rankings. Over an 18 year professional career Taj won 12 World Tour Events including the Pipe Masters crown in 2009. Since retiring, Taj's focus has shifted back to video parts working with Joe G on numerous Cult Of Freedom parts. He has no plans on slowing down anytime soon.