Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay runs from July 14 – 24 in South Africa. Owen Wright and Adam Melling sit at No. 8 and No.25 respectively on the ASP Men’s World Ranking. Good luck fellas.

Update July 14th
Layday. When the event starts Mello surfs Ht 5 vs Jordy and a wildcard. Owen surfs Ht 8 vs Wilko and Kerrzy.

Update July 15th
Mello surfed really well in what was probably the toughest heat of round 1 but finished in 3rd and will surf in round 2 Ht 9 vs Brett Simpson. Owen did his best in the dodgy conditions but was always going to struggle as a goofy against side shore winds at Jeffreys. He surfs next in round 2 Ht 5 vs Freddy P

Update July 16th 17th
Lay day today.

Update July 18th
Owen had a great win in a very inconsistent heat that featured a restart. He came from behind in the last 30 seconds to move into round 3. Love ya work mate. The event was called off after Ht 6

Update July 19th / 20th
An overnight drop in swell has prompted event organizers to call a lay day for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in hopes of capitalizing on improved conditions projected over the next several days.

Update July 21st
Mello put Brett Simpson on the ropes in the first 2 minutes with a 8.27 and backed it up with a 5.73 to take a good win and move into round 3. Good stuff.

Update July 22nd
Lay day today. Mello surfs in heat 9 vs Owen tomozza.

Update July 23rd
The match up between Mello and Owen was always going to be a hard one to watch for Le-Ba surfers. Owen was ripping and put in one of the best goofy foot performances of the round. Mello was surfing super fast, laying down some radical turns and looking to have the upper hand for one of the closest heats of the round. In the final minutes Owen was chasing a 6.77 and caught a great wave all the way thru to the inside. Unfortunately while Mello was trying to get out of Owen's way their boards came together as Owen was coming down for his final move. The judges took a long time to work out if there was an interference . Not the way you want to see a heat finish but Mello took the win. Good luck in the next event Owen.

Mello surfed an incredible heat vs Mick and Joel and was probably underscored but Joel got the nod with some slo-mo foam bounces.

Adam was bundled out of the event by Alejo Muniz by 0.1 points and finished 9th

Local time in Seth Efrika -

2011 Rusty Gromfest is on this weekend. A big crew of Le-Ba's finest are tackling the frothing hoards from all over the world in an attempt to win a coveted Gromfest title. The forecast is looking epic. Good luck fellas.
Heat draw available now click here

Update July 11th
Mikey Wright has won the U 16's 2011 Rusty Gromfest. Mikey led the final from start to finish to take his second Gromfest title.
"Knowing the waves out here is an advantage for sure and I chose to surf the right waves in the final - there were plenty of options between the southern and northern banks - luckily I went south and found some good wave...It's a great event to win - the biggest Grom event in Australia for sure."

Other standout Le-Ba surfers were Sam Morgan - semi finals U 16, Zac Wightman - semi finals U 14, Steph Single - semi U 16 girls ( Steph broke her board with 6 minutes to go and was really unlucky to not make the final ) Mitch Kay quarter final U 16 and Jack Murray quarter final U 12's.

Michael Wright winner chaired up. Photo Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

Mikey smashing it in the final. Photo Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

Winners are grinners. Photo Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

Sam Morgan floating in the semi. Photo Steve Robertson Surfing Australia

RUSTY GROMFEST 2011 from rustyintl on Vimeo.

Mr Price Pro Ballito runs July 4 - 10 in South Africa. Adam Melling starts in Ht 10 and Stu Kennedy in Ht 15. Good luck fellas

Update July 4th
Mello couldn't find the longer rides in the deteriorating conditions and was eliminated in the round of 96.

Update July 5h
Stu surfed a great first round heat in ordinary conditions and was only just over taken by J Dub in the final minutes. He surfs next in Ht 7 in the round of 48.

Update July 6th
Stu looked to be well positioned to progress in the semi out of control conditions but he was relegated to third in the final minutes.

Local time in S.Africa

Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp runs from July 2-6 @ D'Bah. It is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan. A huge crew of Le-Ba's elite groms are charging up there to take 'em on.
Good luck fellas.

Update July 5th
Sam Morgan and Mikey Wright have both qualified for the semi finals in the U16's. Good mate of many Le-Ba members, Hiroto Arai, has also slotted into the semis.

Update July 6th
Sam Morgan and Mikey Wright both finshed equal 5th in the U 16's - congratulations fellas, Hiroto Arai couldn't quite get there in the final and had to settle for 2nd. Well done to Jake Snellgrove who made the quarters in the U 14's. Steph Single was ripping the entire event and won the U16's girls. Good on ya Steph.

Photo Surfing QLD