Super Surf International at Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil runs May 31st - Jun 5th. Stu Kennedy starts in Ht 17 in the round of 96. Good luck mate.

Update June 1st
The first 16 heats ran on day 1 so Stu will surf in the first heat of the day when competition resumes.

Update June 2nd
Stu had one keeper but unfortunately couldn't find a decent back up and dipped out. Bad luck mate.

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May club round video

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Video courtesy Steve Condon

The Oakley Saquarema Surf Pro International presented by Coca Cola kicks off 24th May 2011 at Itauna, Saquarema in Brazil. Stu Kennedy surfs in Ht 5 and Adam Melling is in Ht 21 in the round of 96. Good luck fellas.

Update May 24th

Update May 25th
Stu progressed into round 2 with a solid heat total of 14.94 ( 7.17 and 7.77 ). Only the first 11 heats were surfed today.

Update May 26th
Mello had a good win in round 1 and surfs next in Ht 11 round of 48. Stu was eliminated in a close heat in the small conditions and finished 37th.

Update May 27th
Layday today. The forecast shows a huge swell coming into Saquarema this weekend.

“It´s a strong south swell. It's showing 12, 13 and 14 second periods with sets up to 8-10 feet. The only thing that might cause concern is the strong winds as Saquarema can hold large swells, so we might have some good surf.”

Update May 27th
Mello had wins in both the round of 48 and 24. The next round was a "no losers round " and he couldn't buy a decent wave.
“It’s really tough. It kept getting bigger throughout the day and I didn’t even know what size board to use.”
Adam surfs next in Ht 3 round of 12 vs Adam Robertson.

Update May 28th
Due to extreme conditions, onshore winds and waves in the 15-17 foot range , the ASP World Prime Oakley Saquarema Prime presented by Coca-Cola will be postponed until tomorrow. (

Update May 29th
In the round of 12 Mello ran out of time and luck in the massive conditions and finished the event in 9th. 2400 rating points should ease the pain.

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The 2011 SFNC Regional Titles ran in clean conditions at Caba over the weekend May 14th - 15th. Seven Le-Ba surfers qualified for the state titles. The finalists were - Under 18's Tom Snellgrove 2nd and Sam Morgan 4th. The Under 16's Mikey Wright 1st and Jake Snellgrove 4th. Under 14's Zac Wightman 1st. The Under 12's Mikey McDonagh 1st. The Under 18's Girls Steph Single 3rd. Congratulations groms and good luck at the State Titles later in the year.

Video courtesy Steve Condon

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Billabong Pro Rio runs from May 12th to 22nd at Barra da Tijuca,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. Owen Wright surfs Ht 1 against  Heitor Alves and Bobby Martinez and Adam Melling surfs in Ht 2 vs Ace and Kai Otten. Good luck fellas.

Update May 12th
After monitoring conditions throughout the morning, event organizers have called competition off for the Billabong Rio Pro today due to six foot closeouts at the main event site of Barra Da Tijuca.

Update May 13th- 16th

Update May 17th
The event finally got underway in solid onshore conditions at the lefthand pointbreak of Arpoador. Owen won the battle of the goofies to go straight into round 3. Mello finished 2nd in a really close heat and will surf in round 2.

Update May 18th
Mello put in a deadly performance to eliminate Alejo Muniz and matched the highest wave score of the event with a 9.00 .

“The cut is lingering all year, so it always feels good to get heat wins. We’ve got the two cuts in one year and it’s on everyone’s mind. It can throw you off or you can also use it to fire you up a bit.”.

Update May 19th
Owen had a win over T Knox in a close round 3 heat. In round 4 he had a blinder and finished with a heat total of 16.67 and moved straight into the quarters. Unfortunately Mello went out in round 3 to finish 13th.
Photos ASP

Update May 20th
Owen went down to home town favorite Adriano de Souza, in a heat he looked to have clearly won, by 0.13 points - ouch ! Watch the video below to see the Brazilian score 8.23 for a floater. Congratulations on another great result mate.

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2011 ASP PRIME Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro holds a waiting period from May 3rd - 7th at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California. Adam Melling, ASP ranked 24th and Stu Kennedy, ASP ranked 76th will start in Ht 22 round of 96. Good luck fellas.

Update May 5th
Mello finished 2nd in his first heat and progressed into the round of 48 Ht 12. Unfortunately Stu was involved in an interference and was eliminated.

Update May 6th
Mello progressed thru a fairly tight round of 48 heat but was then eliminated in the dying seconds of his round 3 heat to finish 13th with 1200 points.

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Le-Ba April 2011 club round @ The Point

Images courtesy Matt Bryce

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