Billabong OZ Grom Cup presented by Kustom runs April 21st -24th in Coffs Harbour. Good luck to all the Le-Ba groms heading down to the event.

Update April 23rd
After 3 days of competition in fun peaky waves the event is almost to the finals. Harry O'Brien is in the U8 Final, Mahlia Carr is into the U12 girls Final and Mikey McDonagh is into the U14 Final. 
Hunter Weston, Rino Lindsay and Jack O'Brien were eliminated in Round 2 of the U12. Eli Carr made it to the Quarter Final in the U14. Jack Murray made the Quarter Final in the U16 and Jake Snellgrove made the Quarter Final in the U18.

Mikey McDonagh all images Bruce Thomas Photography

Update April 25th 
Mikey McDonagh has won the U14 division at the Oz Grom Cup in small conditions at Coffs. It was a really tough final with a competitor dropping a 9.5 in the first 30 secs. The same competitor then engaged Mikey in a couple of huge paddle battles. Mikey smashed a long left to lock in a 9.3 and there was only 0.5 points between 1st and 2nd. Towards the end of the Final the same competitor snaked Mikey by taking off in the white water and forcing Mikey to kick out. The judges rightfully scored a snaking interference and handed Mikey the win.Well done mate
Harry O'Brien finished 4th in a close U8 Final and Mahlia finished 3rd in the U12 Girls.
Congratulations groms.









Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, event 3 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Tour, runs April 16th - 27th. Adam Melling, ASP ranked 17th, will start his event in Ht5 vs Parko and the local wildcard. The forecast for the Easter weekend looks great. Good luck mate.

Update April 19th
Mello surfed great today, leading for almost the entire heat until Parko snatched the win in the end. Adam had the highest wave score of the heat ( 7.17 ) but finished 2nd by 0.1 points. Adam surfs next in Round 2 Ht12 vs Kolohe Andino.

Direct link to Mello's Round 1 Heat Here


Update April 20th
Mello smashed Andino today in round 2. Adam surfed with speed, power and progression making his younger opponent look like he was a Cadet thrown into the big league. He used his experience to control priority toward the end of the heat and nail a win. Adam surfs next in round 3 vs Kerrsy.


Direct link to Mello's Round 2 Heat Here

Update April 21st
Mello used his rails with amazing speed and power to smash Josh Kerr in Round 3. In the no loser Round 4 Adam didn't find the quality set waves and moved into Round 5 where he surfs against Old Baldy



Direct link to Mello's Round 3 Heat Here


Update April 23rd
Mello was unfortunately eliminated in his Round 5 heat with Slater. Adam was right in the heat with a 7.77 but fell victim to the inconsistent conditions and couldn't find a back up.

Heat Analyzer Here


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Jack Murray made his journey south to the NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup worthwhile when he took down an in-form field to claim the Under-16 Boys Cadet Cup final. Jack found several diamonds in the rough and managed to snatch the win late in the Final at North Shelly Beach in wild 5'-6' waves. 
More to come...... 

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2014 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship runs from April 5th to 13th at the left point break of La FAE in Salinas, Ecuador. Zac Wightman will be there representing Australia in the U16 Boys. Good luck mate.

Update April 9th
After 3 days of competition Zac is doing really well. He had a win in his Round 1 Qualify heat and 2nd in his Round 2 Qualify heat in fun 2'-4' lefts. All the surfers also get the chance to continue in the Rep Round if they drop out in a heat in the Qualify Round.

Credit ISA/ Michael Tweddle

Update April 10th
Zac was unlucky to get 3rd today in a close one in his Qualify Round 3 and has moved into the Rep round. He can still win the event from here if he keeps getting through the Rep heats.

Update April 11th
A heat win in Rep round 4 has Zac still in contention. The surf was 2'-4' but is expected to get solid with the official forecaster of the event predicting a building swell on Saturday that will deliver 5-8ft waves with occasional 10ft+ waves on Sunday. 

Update April 12th
Another great day of competition for Zac with a 2nd in Rep heat 5 and a win in Rep 6. Zac also helped Team Australia make it into the Final of the Aloha Cup tag team event

Credit ISA/ Michael Tweddle
Credit ISA/ Michael Tweddle
Credit ISA/ Michael Tweddle
Update April 13th
Two good heats for Zac today progressing through Rep 7 and Rep 8. Unfortunately his great run came to an end in Rep 9. Zac finished 8th overall in the World Junior Titles. Congratulations mate.

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour runs April 2nd - 13th in WA. This year is the first time in over 20 years that Margaret River has been a WCT stop. The ASP Top 34 will battle it out at Margaret River Main Break with The Box and North Point offering secondary locations. Adam Melling is there and will start in Ht 4 vs Parko and Mitch Coleborn. Good luck mate.

Update April 2nd
A perfect start to the event for Mello with a Round 1 win. Adam sat on a 5.50 until the last couple of minutes when he found a good one and smashed it to the rocks for a 7.67. He now gets a break which will help with his recovering knee injury and moves into Round 3. 

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Image ASP





Update April 6th
Mello was right in his heat vs Jordy holding a 7.50 but due to the long lulls and radical difference in the wave size of the sets he couldn't find a back up. Adam finished the event in 13th and another $9500 in his pocket.

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