Action Sports Ready Australian Junior Surfing Titles presented by Soundwave runs November 27th - December 3rd in Coffs Harbour. Mikey Wright will be there chasing the U 16 Aussie Title. Good luck mate.

Update November 27th
Mikey destroyed his opponents in round 1, comboed them with a 17.75 ( 9.00 and 8.75 ) heat total.

“To win an Australian Junior Title would be pretty special, there’s heaps of past great surfers who have won them and I’m super keen to get to the world junior titles next year so this event is important to me”.

“Today’s waves were fun but really I’m hoping for bigger surf later this week for the finals – bigger waves allow a lot more scope for big moves and I think those conditions suit me best.”

Mikey . Photo Surfing Australia

Update December 2nd
Another great day for Mikey today with wins in the quarters and semis.

Update December 3rd
Mikey Wright has won the U16's Aussie Title. Mikey and Jacob Wilcox went wave for wave in a dynamic shoot-out but Mikey took the narrowest of wins on 16.15 to Wilcox on 16.05. Congratulations grom

Vans World Cup of Surfing is the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Held at Sunset Beach, the big wave event is steeped in tradition. The event waiting period runs November 25th - December 6th. Stu Kennedy and Adam Melling will be in the event chasing some big walls and big points. Good luck fellas.

Surfline Forecast -
A developing frontal storm will slowly track across the North Pacific, where it will soon merge with a complex system already in place over the Gulf of Alaska. The storm-fetch will strengthen some through the next 24hrs, while pushing toward the Hawaiian Islands. Therefore, we're expecting a new and solid pulse of NW-NNW swell (320-355 deg) to rapidly build in late Saturday and peak by Sunday morning for the North Shore. At this time, we're looking for overhead+ sets to rise up for Sunset before dark on Saturday. By morning on Sunday, we're expecting double to triple overhead sets with occasional bigger waves. This swell will then steadily drop off through the first part of next week.

Update November 27th
Lay day today. 12'+ tomorrow.

Update November 28th
Stu threw himself into the Sunset maelstrom but Huey didn't send him any good ones and he was eliminated only chasing a small score. Bad luck mate.

Update November 30th
Lay day. Swell tomorrow

Update December 1st
Swell bigger today but not big enough. Lay day.

Update December 2nd
Mello progressed through today in big chaotic conditions and moved into the final 32. Adriano who is sitting 3rd in the Triple Crown was eliminated. Taj had a win so he is still 1st and Mello 2nd in the Triple Crown ratings


Update December 3rd
Mello has finished 3rd at the Vans World Cup of Surfing. In the round of 32 and the quarter finals Adam was in total control threading pits and laying rail like a champ. The semi was tighter but he held his composure and progressed in 2nd. In the final Mello stayed busy but didn't start getting the higher scoring waves until last 10 minutes. Adam took off and pulled into the biggest pit of the contest and charged through its warping sections only to get swatted just before the exit. It would have been a guaranteed 10 but Sunset wasn't going to give it to him today. This result will move him up the World ranking a couple of spots and he is still in 2nd for the Triple Crown on 9650 with Jon Jon on 9780. Pipe will decide. Congratulations Mello on another exceptional result and a stellar Hawaiian season.

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Reef Hawaiian Pro runs November 12th - 23rd at Haleiwa (Alii Beach Park) on the North Shore of Oahu. The event is the first jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 2011.
Stu Kennedy surfs in Ht 6 round 2 and Adam Melling starts in Ht 12 round 3. Good luck fellas.
The first several days of the waiting period will be very small/flat at Haleiwa with only minimal pulses of Northeast and Northwest swells. The latter half of the waiting period will be a little better with a small series of northwest swells from the 17th - 21st.

Update November 13th - 21st

Update November 22nd
Stu progressed through a very close heat in 2' waves after a month of lay days today. He surfs next in Ht 5 round 3

Update November 23rd
A bit of a bumpy start to his 2011 Hawaiian campaign but Mello came back from an interference at the start of the heat to post a win and move into round 4. Unfortunately Stu couldn't find the right waves in the small tricky conditions and was eliminated in 33rd with 700 points.

Update November 24th
In round 4 and his quarter final Mello stayed busy and unleashed his power game to progress in the inconsistent conditions. The semi final was a nail biter which saw Mello hold on to 2nd place after Bourez needing a 5.29 took off just before the hooter and throw it up there a couple of times but only scoring 4.63. In the final Taj got off to a massive lead which left Mello battling De Souza for 2nd. Adam got his highest score of the final just before the hooter and secured 2nd place plus 5200 points. Adam is now No.29 on the ASP Men’s World Ranking. Congratulations mate.

“I am feeling pretty good you know, always wanted to do well and get on the podium here in Hawaii because the waves are so testing. You can get any kind of conditions. You can get one foot or 12-foot closeouts. I needed to podium this year, I need the points so bad. I have been on the borderline for a while now, so hopefully this can push me up and I can get a couple more results.

“I have some good big boards that have been sitting in the garage for a while. I’m definitely looking forward to Sunset. I hope we get some swell because anything can happen out there. I have lost heats needing a 0.2 and counting a one. So it gets pretty hectic at times but I am looking forward to it.”

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Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro runs November 4th - 9th on Kangaroo Island in South Oz. Stu Kennedy, James Wood and Stephen Walsh are all in the event. Good luck fellas.

Update November 4th
A great start to the event with the fellas all posting heat wins in 2 – 3 foot waves at Vivonne Bay and moving into the round of 48.

Update November 5th
Stu and Woody both posted solid wins in the small offshore conditions in round 2 and moved into the final 24. Walshy surfed good but couldn't find the higher scores in the tiny surf and finished in 37th taking home $1200. In the round of 24 Stu had no keepers until 6 mins to go when he loaded up a 15.16 total in about 90 seconds to secure the win. Woody also kept things on track with another win. In the round of 16 , with a dying swell and really inconsistent conditions Stu had a good go at it but fell 0.67 points short. He finished the event 9th with 920 points. Well done Stu. Woody surfs next in heat 7 round of 16. Hope the swell picks up .

Update November 6th-8th

Update November 9th
Woody surfed a great heat and was only let down but some odd judging. He finished the event in 9th. Well done mate.

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Final club round 2011 photos

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Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco waiting period runs November 1st – 12th. Adam Melling is in the event and will surf in Ht 1 vs Parko and Taylor Knox. Owen Wright current No. 2 on the ASP World Title rankings will take on Fred Patacchia and Dillon Perillo in Ht 5. Good luck fellas.

Update November 2nd
Mello had a great start to the event with a Round 1 win in the solid shifty conditions. Adam surfs next in round 3.
" It would be good to get a few more points under my belt before Hawaii so this is an important event. "

Owen caught 12 waves in his Round 1 heat but couldn't find the high scores. In round 2 he put it up there on a couple of rights and moved into round 3.

Update November 3rd
While Mello and Owen surfed their round 3 heat all the attention was on the beach where Slater was being crowned the 2011 ASP World Champ. Owen started strong with his amazing aerial repertoire and had Mello playing catch up for the heat. Adam finished the event in 13th with 1750 ratings points. Owen surfs next in the no loser round 4 vs Alejo Muniz and Brett Simpson.

Photo: Cestari/ASP

Update November 4th - 6th

Update November 8th
Owen finished the event in 9th.

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