Newcastle’s Surfest which includes the Burton Toyota Pro, the Hunter Ports Women’s Classic and the CHIKO Pro Junior will run from 8th – 18th March. Adam Melling,Stu Kennedy, James Wood, Mikey Wright, Sam Morgan, Nik Hoskin and Steph Single are the Le-Ba surfers at the event. Good luck crew.

Update March 8th
The CHIKO Pro Junior started today with Mikey moving into the round of 64 in cranking 4' barrels unfortunately Sam was eliminated .

Update March 9th
The CHIKO Pro Junior boys round of 64 ran today and Mikey had a good win in a stacked heat. No luck for Nik finishing 3rd and eliminated. Steph also had a heat win moving into the round of 32.

Update March 10th
Both Mikey and Steph were bundled out of the event today and finished 17th.

Update March 13th
Stu dominated his opening heat today with airs and nice rail work in the tricky conditions. Woody was really unlucky to get eliminated in a heat where the point spread between 1st and 4th was 0.83 points.

Update March 14th
Mello smashed it today, too easy. Unfortunately Stu couldn't quite nail the landing on some big airs and bowed out.

Update March 15th
Adam kept everything on track with a couple of 7's and moved into the final 24.

Update March 16th
Mello made it through a tough heat today and into the final 16 vs the Brazo air monster Filipe Toledo Ht 2.

Update March 18th
Mello couldn't get past Toledo and finished 9th. Well done mate.