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)