Quiksilver Open Japan runs May 30 - Jun 2, 2013 at Tsurigasaki,Chiba, Japan. Mikey Wright is in the 4 Star event chasing valuable ASP World Ranking points. He starts in the Round of 96 Ht 14. Good luck mate.

Update May 31st
Mikey had dominant wins in the first 2 rounds and moved into the round of 32.

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Update June 1st
Mikey kept charging again today with another 2 big heat wins and moving into the man on man Quarter finals in 3'-4' messy close-outs. Love ya work grom.


Update June 2nd
Mikey Wright has finished 2nd to Mitch Crews in difficult junky 3' peaks. He couldn't quite find the right sections for his mega boosts in the final. In his quarter Mikey landed a massive air rev to oust Japanese hero Ma Ohno. In a high scoring semi Mikey took out fellow Aussie Davey Cathels with 8.17 and 9.63. This result gives Mikey 750 World Ranking points and $7500. Congratulations mate.

Image Kirby Wright


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Surfing Far North Coast Regional Tiles ran May 25th - 26th at Cabarita in fun 2' -4' rights in the cove. As usual a large Le-Ba squad applied the simple ethos of  ' Show up and Blow up '. Special mention to Jake Snellgrove and Mikey Wright - making the team in the U 18's, Zac Wightman ( 3rd overall ) and Luke Condon in the team for the U 16's and Mikey McDonagh 3rd overall and in the team for the U 14's for the NSW Junior Titles. Cali McDonagh was was dominant in the U 18 Girls taking the win and selection for the State tiles too. Well done groms




Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Coca-Cola runs May 21st - 26th at Itauna Beach, Saquarema. Stu Kennedy starts Ht 2 and Adam Melling in Ht 22 in the round of 96. Good luck fellas.

Update May 22nd
Stu carved his way to a dominant round 1 heat win in big tricky lefts at Itauna beating Caio Ibelli.


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Update May 23rd
Things got even gnarlier today with larger sets throughout the day reaching 10+ feet, huge foamy closeouts, broken boards, strong currents, nasty wipeouts and consistent onshore winds . Stu had another great heat today and moved into the No Loser Round of 24. No luck for Mello who was eliminated in the round of 96.

Update May 24th
Stu just missed the win in NL round and moved into the round of 24 where he was knocked by a local. Stu finished 17th. Well done mate. 

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Billabong Pro Rio at Barra Da Tijuca, Arpoador runs May 8th - 19th. Adam Melling surfs Ht 10 vs Jordy Smith and Kai Otten. Owen Wright is out of the event but Tyler will start in Ht 4 of the womens event. Good luck.

Update May 9th
Mello started round 1 with a sick barrel that scored a 9.57 and led for 20 minutes but couldn't find a back up and finished 2nd.
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Update May 10th
Ty went to work today and left the water after Round 1with a win. She dominated her heat and opponents with big turns, tube rides, wave choice and fitness. In Round 3 Tyler surfed really well with some strong turns in the strong cross-shore and came 2nd. Ty went to town in Round 4 ripping massive top turns and banking 2 8.50 scores. Tyler surfs next in the Quarters vs Malia Manuel. Well done
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Update May 11th
Tyler has defeated Sally Fitzgibbons 17.80 to 15.67 to win the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro in peaky two-to-three foot waves, simultaneously taking the frontrunner position on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). Ty dominated the Barra Da Tijuca lineup from start to finish, unleashing forehand combinations to seal the deal.
 “This feels pretty good. This whole event has been stepping stones for me. I started off a bit shaky and this is my first even where my family is not here with me. Brooke Farris was here looking after me and thanks to everyone for all of their support. After I lost that Round 3 heat I just wanted to catch waves and I stayed busy from then on. It’s just the way it worked out. I just love catching waves. I just kept building and building and I wouldn’t want it any other way. This is just fantastic to come to Rio, I love it.”
 “It’s awesome to move to the top of the rankings, but I’m honestly not thinking about the World Title. I’m just having fun surfing and enjoying each event and we’ll see what happens at the end of the year.” 
Congratulations Ty 



Update May 17th
Mello was leading his Round 2 heat until the final minute when Kai Otten was given the nod by 0.04 points in the worst waves for a WCT event in recent history.



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Little Le-Ba Micro Groms May 2013

Photos Ian Goodwin


Le-Ba May club round photos

Photos by Scott Schindler,Shannon Mackie, Finley, Matty Bryce,Jodie Winfield and Ian Godwin
Epic waves for our May club round at Sharpes. Perfect barrels all day with stand out performances by Jonny Hewitt, Tom Snellgrove, Mikey Wright, Stu Kennedy and Kye Healey. All the groms got out there and charged it. The highlight of the day was an Open Semi which was the highest scoring heat in Le-Ba history with Jonny Hewitt finishing 2nd ( wave scores 9.5, 9.8 ) to Tom Snellgrove who scored two 10's. That's the first time ever a Le-ba surfer surfed a perfect heat. Well done to everyone who pulled in today.