The Billabong Pro Junior at Raglan in New Zealand runs May 13th - 16th. Nik Hoskin and Shannon Mackie are both in the Land of the Long White Cloud to have a crack at some glory. Make sure you remember the Ugg boots and good luck fellahs.

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All photos Travis Bristow


The PRIME 6.0 Lowers Pro is on at the iconic cobblestone pointbreak of Lower Trestles from May fourth through eighth. James Wood and Stuey Kennedy are both in Ht 5 round of 128. Owen Wright will surf in Ht 16 round of 96. Good luck fellahs.

UPDATE May 6
Stu Kennedy had a perfect start to the event with a convincing heat win. He surfs again in the round of 96 Ht 7. Bad news for Woody who couldn't find the right one to progress. Bugger.
All photos Hilleman

UPDATE May 7
Stu had another good heat in round 2 and moved into the final 48 (round 3 Ht 3 ). Owen Wright had a huge win scoring a 14.50 heat total to cruise into round 3 Ht 8.


UPDATE May 8
Stu had a really close heat but was eliminated by 1.50 points. He finished 25th and grabbed 1253 points to keep his great year on track to make the mid year CT cut. Owen had another blazing win in the round of 48 and then went completely mental in the round of 24. His heat total was 17.27 with scores of 7.77 and 9.50. The 9.50 featured an incredible series of progressive aerial maneuvers that left the webcast crew stunned. Good stuff

UPDATE May 9
Unfortunately Owen went down by 0.73 to a rejuvenated AI in Ht5 Round of 16. He finishes in 9th with 2057 points.

Check out heats on demand below

LE-BA HOT HEATS
Day 2 Rd 128 Ht 5 Stuey/Woody
Day 3 Rd 96 Ht 7 Stuey Ht 16 Owen
Day 4 Rd 24 Ht 5

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