September club round 2015 - all photos Tony McDonagh

Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais runs September 28 - October 4 at Praia de Carcavelos, Cascais / Portugal. Adam Melling and Stu Kennedy will be there chasing the ratings points. Stu starts in Ht 11 and Mello is in Ht 20. Good luck fellas.

Update Oct 1st
A good start to the event today with Stu posting a win and Mello coming 2nd to Mikey Wright in very small conditions. 

WSL / Laurent Masurel
Update Oct 2nd
Stu and Adam both had wins in round 2 but were bundled out in round 3.
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SATA Azores Pro runs Sept 22nd - 27th at Praia de Santa Barbara, on Sao Miguel Island of the Azores. Adam Melling and Stu Kennedy will be there chasing the dream. Mello is in Ht 1 and Stu starts in Ht 18. The event is also the first leg of the Portuguese Waves Series, similar to the Triple Crown, which Adam won in 2013. Good luck fellas.

Update Sept 22nd
A great start for Mello in round 1 with some huge hacks and progression into the round of 48. Unfortunately Stu couldn't find the waves with high scoring potential and was eliminated.

Update Sept 23rd
Another great day for Mello scoring a 10 for a nice bazza and taking a heat win. 

"It's good to be back here, I had a 10 here I think 3 years ago, and haven't had another one since. That wave was pretty good, paddling into it I felt quite deep and I got through it and got a couple turns so yeah I'm happy with that. Getting good results on the QS would definitely help, I'm getting some heats under the belt and it definitely helps with confidence. I've won the Portuguese Waves Series before and would love to win it again." 
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Update Sept 24th
Smaller conditions today but Mello did enough to move into the final 16 with bigger surf on the way.

Update Sept 25th
Huey didn't do Adam any favors today. Mello waited for the big pits that never came and was eliminated in round 4 in what may have been the most frustrating heat of his career. Bad luck mate.

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2015 Vissla Junior Kirra Teams Challenge is set to to be held in the best waves on the stretch of coastline on the Southern Gold Coast between Kirra and Duranbah, on the 19th & 20th of September. Le-Ba has 2 teams and is complimenting a girls teams with the Lennox All Girls. Get up there and support the groms !!

Update Sept 20th
Leba groms have won the Kirra Junior Teams Challenge by beating favourites Snapper Rocks Surfriders and 22 other clubs from as far down as the NSW South Coast and North to Noosa in Queensland. The battle ground was the ever reliable Duranbah Beach with some great waves on offer. Le-Ba put two teams in the event and the top team (Le-Ba black) featured Zac Wightman, Jack Murray, Hunter Weston, Mikey McDonagh, Luke Condon, Jake Snellgrove, Jack O'Brien and Eli Carr. Wins from Wightman, Murray, McDonagh, Weston, O'Brien and Carr shot Le-Ba to the top of the leader board with six wins out of eight which was an extra win to Snapper Rocks five wins. Burleigh and Merewether (Newcastle) rounded out the top four. The other team (Le-Ba yellow) finished in a very respectable sixth place with Angus Baker, Zack McMahon, Zac Condon, Lachie Campbell, Jordy Chapman, Finley james, Aeron Thomas and Masa Leishman. Wins came from McMahon and Baker. Two 10 point rides were awarded across the competition so a special award was given to Mikey McDonagh & Zac McMahon from Le-Ba who achieved this perfect score in their heats

The Lennox All Girls Surfriders also competed in the Kirra Junior Girls Team Challenge and finished third out of eight clubs from NSW South Coast to Coolum in Queensland. The team was Mia Francis, Mistie Mildenhall, Mahlia Carr, Nyxie Ryan, Skye Thomas, Koby Curtis and Megan Davenport. Wins came from the experienced duo of Nyxie Ryan and Mahlia Carr.

Hurley Pro at Trestles runs Sept 9th - 20th at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California. Adam Melling has the tools to do well there and he starts in Ht 5 with Mick and Hiroto Ohhara. The forecast looks good for the event to get going from the start of the waiting period. Good luck mate.

Update Sept 10th
Mello did some big turns today but couldn't find the right waves to progress. He surfs next in round 2.

Update Sept 12th
Adam surfed a great heat to defeat Asing in round 2. He had a tough draw in round 3 surfing against Slater. Mello led for the first half of the heat but eventually went down to the multiple world champ.
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2015 Billabong Parko Grom Stomp runs Sept 3rd - 6th at Caloundra on the Sunny Coast. Small but fun waves will be on offer with moderate Northwest winds forecasted for day 1 when the frothing grommets hit the water in the Under 10 and 11 divisions and surf right through to their finals. Good luck groms.

Update Sept 3rd
A great start to the event for the Le-Ba groms in 2ft A-frames at Caloundra’s Ann Stree. Dembe Ryan won the U10's after dominating the early rounds. Harry O'Brien won the Plate round of the U10's. In the U11's Jack O'Brien finished 4th and Masa Leishman was 7th.

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Update Sept 6th
After ripping her way through the early rounds Nyxie Ryan had to settle for 4th in the 12 Girls. Jack Murray finished 9th in the U16's.