LE-BA Boardriders sign-on / registration & BBQ morning Sunday 1 Feb 2009 10am – 12.30pm on foreshore grounds opposite Lennox Hotel. Go into draw for a new Gunther Rohn Surfboard.

For all past, present & prospective members there will be a sign-on day & bbq for all interested in the 2009 Le-Ba Boardriders season. Age Divisions include Fleas / Grommets in Junior Club & Cadets, Juniors, Opens, Seniors (o/28), Masters (o/40) & Legends (o/50) in Senior Club.

To download a membership form click here or click ' Membership ' above.

First Competition round Sat 7 Feb – Seniors meeting @ 7am Lighthouse Carpark, Ballina & Sun 8 Feb Juniors meeting 7am opposite Lennox Hotel.

Rip Curl MP Classic

Adam Melling photos Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

The Rip Curl MP Classic will be run at Duranbah from Jan 31 through to Feb 1. Mello and Woody are in the round of 80 and Stuey is seeded into the round of 32.

Adam Melling has won the RipCurl MP Classic in clean tubing 4' waves at Coolangatta beach. After coming so close to qualifying for the CT last year Mello is super keen to rip into it this year and he couldn't have had a better start to '09 competition. Congratulations mate. Mello won the final with scores of 9.4 and 8.5 after scoring a 10 in his quarter-final. Also making the final was Stu Kennedy who finished in 4th. Woody did well earlier in the day and finished 17th. Le-Ba boys kicking arse !
Click the Video button above to watch highlights of the final.

Hurley Burleigh Pro Junior

Stu day 2 Photo Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

The Hurley Burleigh Pro Junior kicks off on Thusday 22nd January and runs thru to Monday 26th January. Shannon Mackie surfs Ht 9 and Luke Streader surfs in Ht 20 in the round of 144. 2008 ASP Australasian Pro Junior Champion Stu Kennedy surfs in Ht 1 of the round of 96. Good luck fellahs.

No luck for Shannon today - eliminated in the round of 144 in dribbly 1'-2' waves at Burleigh. Different story for Luke Shredder who won his heat and moves into the round of 96 Ht 20 against some kooks called Maxime Huscenot and Kai Barger, go hard Shredder. Stuey will surf in the 5th heat of the day.

Stu Kennedy showed intestinal fortitude to score an 8.25 in the dying seconds to progess through to the next round where he surfs in Ht 2. Luke waited all day only to have the event called off 1 heat before his. He surfs in the 2nd heat of the day tomozza.

Luke couldn't find the right waves in the tricky conditions and was eliminated in the round of 96. Stu surfed a smart heat and is into the round of 24.

Stu has finished 13th at Burleigh. There was less than 0.5 points separating 1st - 3rd but Stu couldn't find the right wave in the frustrating conditions.

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Stephen Walsh and Woody are both in the running for the Waves Black Knight Award recognising Australasia's best free-surfer for 2009. Time is running out for you to vote so get onto it and vote as many times as you want.
Hint - once you fill out the details and submit then press backpage and resubmit until you start to develop RSI
Click here for the link to vote

Check out the new Le-B video page by clicking on ' Video ' above

Remember to click on the "Entry Forms" above for upcoming competitions

Mello Photo Kirstin Scholtz Surfing Australasia

A great result for the team at D'Bah yesterday in the Queensland round of the Jim Beam Surftag. Le-Ba finished 3rd in the final behind Kirra and Snapper B with Adam Melling scoring the highest individual score with 25.6. Well done fellahs. The boys have once again qualified for the finals at Narra on the 13th and 14th of March.

Billabong ASP World Junior Championships

Stu on day 4 of the World Juniors Photo Snapps/Covered Images

The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships, deciding event of the undisputed ASP World Junior Champions, will be held at North Narrabeen from January 3 – 10, 2008.
Australasian Pro Junior champion Stuey Kennedy will be there to smash 'em all. Stu surfs in heat 5 of round 1.
Good luck mate.

Stu had a great start to his campaign today at Narra in crappy Alley waves.

14.36 Stuart Kennedy AUS
14.30 Blake Jones USA
11.50 Maxime Husceno Reu
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Stuey had a very solid heat today scoring 16.50 and defeating Nicholas Godfrey from Sud Efrika. Stu now moves into Ht 8 round 4 v Hawaiian Kai Barger.
The call is to finish the event tomozza so make sure you log on.
Check out the vid below. Grommet ripping

Congratulations to Stu Kennedy finishing 9th at North Narra today. Stu held onto the lead until the final minute when the Hawaiian and event winner Kai Barger just scraped past him. No. 1 Australasian Junior and No.9 World Junior in the space of 12 months.
Not bad eh?

Click here for the link to the webcast