The O'neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach runs November 24-December 6. Adam Melling starts in the round of 64. Good luck mate

The waves at Sunset beach are 15-18 ft (30ft+ faces) and closing out today. We will take the day off tomorrow for Thanksgiving and most likely see competition commence Friday ( Saturday in AUS ). Aloha'

Adam Melling will be surfing in the second heat of the day when the event resumes tomorrow.

Mello had a big win in massive out of control conditions with a heat total of 16.50 and moved into the final 32.The O'Neill World Cup of Surfing can lay claim to running in the largest surf ever contested in the 27-year history of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Waves were at the outside limit of contestable, topping out this morning at 20 to 25 feet and often closing out totally across the bay. In the round of 32 Mello was eliminated in the final minute by 0.27 points and finishes in 17th but definitely impressed a lot of people with his act. I'm no Al Hunt but this result should take Mello to 14638 WQS points and he'll finish in 3rd for 2009. Mello now heads into what could be his toughest event of '09 - the final round of Le-Ba for the year. Good luck mate

Adam Melling Photo Cestari ASP (click on image to enlarge)

The Reef Hawaiian Pro , first event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, runs from Nov 12 - 23. James Wood will start in the round of 128. Adam Melling and Owen Wright (pending doctors advice) will start in the round of 64. Good luck fellahs.

The heat draw is out today. Woody surfs in Ht 6 round 128 with Marco Giorgi, Joel Centeio and Michel Bourez.  Mello surfs Ht 15 round 64 with Josh Kerr . If Owen can get the green light from the medico he surfs Ht 10 round 64 with Pat Gudauskas .

                                                                Woody photo ASP/Cestari

A good start for Woody coming 2nd moving into the round of 96 eliminating Michel Bourez. Bad waves today.

UPDATE Nov 14,15,16,17,18

Lay day today.

Woody had a big win in a tough heat in the round of 96. Woody scored an 8.17 and a 6.23 to move into the final 64 Ht5. Mello will start his Hawaiian campaign in Ht15.

Ali'i Beach is 1-2 ft this morning. Contest organizers have decided to call a lay day and wait for a new swell that is predicted to hit the North Shore late Saturday. Be sure to check back over the weekend for event status. Most likely Sunday and Monday will see the brunt of the new swell, which should provide ample surf for the last 2 days of competition. Aloha

Swell is predicted to hit the North Shore tonight and bring us waves by tomorrow morning. Check back tomorrow morning at 8am for event status.

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Mello had an amazing win going from 4th to 1st in the dying minutes and getting arguably the barrel of the day. Adam won his heat with a 9.80 and 1.00. He surfs next in Ht 8 round of 32. Woody was eliminated in a slow heat that was only decided in the last minute. He finishes in 33rd and gets a small boost up the ratings.

Bad luck for Mello today after leading for the entire heat he couldn't find a back up for his 8.07 and slipped into 3rd. Good luck at Sunset fellahs.

The JR Surfboards Kirra SurfStock junior teams hosted by the Kirra Surfriders club, part of The Kirra SurfStock Festival with the aim of returning Kirra Point to its rightful surfing Mecca status, is on Saturday 7th Nov. Each team consists of 4 surfers from 20 years and under, 1 u/16 and 1 u/12. At this stage Nik Hoskin, Shannon Mackie, Joe Sandercock and Luke Streader are the U20,s with Michael Wright, Zac Wightman and Tom Snellgrove filling the other slots. Get up there to D'Bah if you can and give the groms some support. Good luck groms

The Rip Curl Into Summer Junior Challenge was held October 31st – 1st November 2009 at Cabarita Beach.
Well done to Nik Hoskin, Michael Wright and Zac Wightman all placed 3rd in the 16 boys, 14 boys and 12 boys respectively. Special mention to Tom Snellgrove finishing in the semis

The O’Neill Cold Water Classic Santa Cruz has been upgraded to a 6-Star PRIME and runs in California from November 2 through 8. Stu Kennedy starts in the round of 128 while James Wood and Adam Melling get a run in the round of 96. Good luck fellahs.

Stu Kennedy has progressed thru to the round of 96 in fickle frustrating conditions. Stu was coming 4th in the final minute and scored a 6.27 to move to 2nd.
Woody surfed a great heat ,leading for the first 28 mins eventually finishing 2nd and Cruzed into round 3. Stu handled the weed ,smashed his heat leading from start to finish with a heat total of 16.00 and is into round 3. Nice work fellahs.

Layday today.

Mello had a good heat and moved into the 3rd round. Woody bowed out in a tough heat in the round of 48. Stuey took a while to get started but looked to be thru until the last 30 secs when he slipped to 3rd and a 3rd round elimination.

Photo Tim Willey

Mello made it thru to the round of 16 and came really close to taking the $50kUS for the series but could not quite get there with Huey stooging him on his last wave on the hooter. Adam finishes with a 9th and 1925 QS points and solidifys his position near the top of the QS ratings.

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