Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover will take place from February 26 through March 9, 2011 at Snapper/Kirra/D'Bah. Adam Melling and Owen Wright will both be in the event looking for a good result to kickstart their 2011 World Championship season. Owen surfs in Round 1 Ht 7 vs Taylor Knox and Dusty Payne. Mello surfs in Round 1 Ht 11 vs Chris Davidson and K.P. Get up there to support your mates if you can, if not click the LIVE link below or watch live on ONE HD at home. Good luck fellas.

Update Feb 26th
Owen had a great start to the event with a solid heat win. He opened up with a 7.00 and backed it up with a 5.83 in onshore 3' Snapper peelers. Go to round 3 mate.

Mello worked hard to put together a round 1 win in the bumpy onshore conditions. With scores of 6.73 and 4.67 he edged KP out by 0.27 to book a berth in round 3. Good on ya mate.

Meanwhile in the Roxy Pro Tyler Wright dusted Steph yet again with a 17.96 heat total ( 8.93 and 9.03 )to move straight into round 3.

Photo Kirstin ASP

Update Feb 27th
The event was on hold today but Mello and Mikey Wright were both smashing some lumpy Snapper walls in expression sessions.

Update Feb 28th - Mar 5th
Lay day today. Quik Pro Sunday ??

Update Mar 6th
Quik Pro Round 2 on today.

Update Mar 7th
Both Owen and Adam had a bad day at the office today. Neither of the fellas could find the longer waves to link up to the inside bank and were eliminated from the event to finish in equal 13th with 1750 points in the bank. Better luck in the upcoming comps fellas. In the Roxy Pro Tyler delivered an incredible display showing eveyone the future of womens surfing to smash Pauline Ado and cruise into the quarter finals where she will meet Silvana Lima


Update Mar 8th
An incredible day of womens pro surfing today @ the Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Many are calling it the best display from the girls ever. Tyler had a huge win in the quarters that included her new signature move - the layback carve. She went on to fight for another win in the semis. In the final against Carissa Moore she was fighting from the start after the Hawaiian opened up with a 9.17. Tyler started slow but increased her scores with every wave slowly building towards a total that would be enough for the win. Tyler took a bomb from behind the rock at Snapper and pulled into a sick barrel only to be faded by Carissa , who had priority. Tyler still emerged from the pit but had to concede the wave. If she had been able to continue that wave a perfect 10 would have been inevitable. Well done Tyler in your first event, 2nd is pretty bloody good mate. Check the videos below

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Breaka Burleigh Pro, 4-Star ASP event runs Feb. 16th - 20th @ Burleigh. James Wood finished 5th last year and will start in the round of 96 Ht 7. Stephen Walsh is also in the round of 96 in Ht 13. Stu Kennedy will start the event in the round of 64 Ht 10 and Adam Melling is in Ht 12. Good luck fellas.

Update Feb 17th
Woody was in excellent form in his 1st heat and had a comfortable win with one of the highest heat totals ( 14.00 ) of the event so far. Walshy also had a win in a tough heat.

Update Feb 18th
Woody surfed with speed and precision and had another win today. Stu ground out a tough win in the deteriorating conditions to progress too. Mello did enough to join the other fellas in the round of 32. Walshy seemed a bit lost for most of his heat, never really finding the longer waves and was eliminated.

Update Feb 19th
Woody couldn't find the waves with higher scoring potential in his round of 32 heat and finished in 25th. A similar story for Stu who fought til the end but fell short of progressing and also finished 25th. Mello, who was in the same heat as Stu, unleashed in a clinical display for a comfortable heat win. Adam had to pull out of the event before his quarter final so he finished in 13th.

2011 Rhythm Kirra Teams Challenge runs Friday 11th of February to Sunday 13th February. 32 teams , comprising of 2 Juniors and 6 Opens from Australia's top boardriders club will compete in the marathon 3 day event. The Le-Ba team is - Mikey Wright, Tom Snellgrove, Stu Kennedy, Marcus Aboody, Owen Wright, Joe Hudson, James Wood and Adam Melling. Le-Ba won the event in 2007. Team spirit , combined with exceptional surfing wins these events so if you can get up to the Goldy on any of the 3 days the fellas would definitely appreciate it.
Good luck fellas.

UPDATE Feb 11th
A solid start to the event today with a win from Mikey, a 2nd for Stu and a 3rd for Tom. The fellas head into day 2 inside the top 6.

UPDATE Feb 12th
Day 2 of the Kirra teams saw mixed results for the Le-Ba lads with an upset 4th to Marcus. Joe Hudson put in a solid effort for a 2nd. Owen put in a great performance but fell short by point 2 of a point to Parko, another 2nd. No wins today saw us slide just outside the top 8. Woody and Mello to bring it home Sunday.

UPDATE Feb 13th
Le-Ba finished in 12th. Better luck next year fellas

Billabong Taj's Small Fries comp ran Jan 28th - 30th in the Yallingup region , SW W.A. The event was surfed in a variety of quality locations and the final day was run in epic 6' offshore conditions. Jake Snellgrove, Zak Condon and Luke Condon all reached the quarters of the under 14's. Luke Condon surfed great to finish 4th in the under 12's.

All photos Condon

2011 FCS Manufacturers Cup was won today for the second consecutive year by Emery Surfboards. The event was run in tiny offshore waves at Avalon. The team of Mello, Stu, Woody and Al led from the start and won with a total of 68.43 over Chilli surfboards on 56.24. The fellas all ripped and Al did a huge job as anchor man to bring it home. Congratulations fellas.