Australian Open Of Surfing at Manly Beach presented by Hurley and Billabong runs Feb 11th - 19th. Adam Melling, Stu Kennedy, James Wood and Stephen Walsh are in the event. Nik Hoskin is entered into the Pro Junior. Steph Single and Tyler Wright are in the womens event. Good luck everyone.

Update Feb 11th
A good start to the event for Nik today progressing into the round of 32.

Update Feb 12th
Nik couldn't find the right waves today and finished 17th

Update Feb 13th
Steph Single had a great start to the womens event with a heat win in round 1. Unfortunately she was eliminated in the 2nd round but it's still a great result for her first major event. Good on ya Steph.No luck for Tyler who was also eliminated in round 2

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Update Feb 14th
Woody had a win today and cruised into the round of 96.

Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Update Feb 15th
Walshy progressed through to the round of 96 today.

Update Feb 16th
Woody surfed really precise today to make it into the round of 48. Mello made some below average waves look good to easily progress into the final 48. Stu surfed great but couldn't find the right sections and was eliminated. Walshy was ripping in a tight stacked heat but was unfortunately knocked a couple of minutes after the final hooter.

Update Feb 17th
No luck for Woody in a wave starved heat in 1' Manly slop, eliminated in the round of 48. Mello was 2nd for most of his heat but then had a last minute win in the round of 48. In the round of 24 Mello dominated with powerful surfing and clinical air reverses for a win. He surfs next in Ht 4 round of 16 vs Ace.

Update Feb 18th
Mello just missed making the quarters and finished 9th. Well done mate.