Adam Melling: cold water specialist

Adam Melling has won the inaugural 2011 O’Neill Cold Water Classic at Gisborne, New Zealand. The victory was sealed in the last 30 seconds over Brazilian surfer William Cardoso.

The Australian surfer completed an incredible turn, at The Pines, on Wainui Beach, in clean 1.5m waves with offshore winds. Melling posted 15.20 out of a possible 20 points for the win, made even more special given he was celebrating his 26th birthday.

"I am 26 today and I won the final. I am stoked", said Melling after being chaired up the beach by his mates. "Pretty fun out there, it turned on for the final. Even though the tide come up there were still sets. It was a little slow at the start but came on in the end, last 90 seconds anyway” added Melling of his last minute victory after scoring an 8.03 point ride for two huge forehand turns with only seconds to spare."

"At the start of the heat there, I was looking back in at the beach and I was thinking wow I don’t have any waves. I missed one at the start and I was freaking out a bit and Willian was down the beach but I knew I was in a good spot and if a ‘sucky’ one came in I knew I could bang out the turns and get the score."

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Kolohe Andino: king for a day in Huntington Beach

Kolohe Andino has conquered the Vans Pier Classic and the Vans Pro Junior, at the Huntington Beach Pier, California. The young surfer put out a spectacular performance and gave no chance to Adriano de Souza, Taylor Knox and Damien Hobgood, in the top event.

"I’m at a loss for words," Andino said. "I believed in myself, but once I actually made all of the heats, I can’t believe it. All seven surfers that I surfed against in the Finals were amazing. I never even had time to get nervous because it feels like one big heat now."

In the youngest competition, the talented regular-footer secured a 6.93 and an 8.30 point score, after landing a gigantic air-reverse on a righthand ramp to lead the ASP North America Pro Junior Series Rankings.

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Emilia Perry: preparing to dominate the North Shore

The Science Hawaii Pipeline Women's Pro will hit Oahu's North Shore between March 29th and April 12th, in the best possible wave conditions. The official are looking forward to a good swell predicted for the end of the next week. The most go-for-it surfer girls in the planet prepare to take down Pipeline and are set to get their adrenaline pumping.

Competitors will be coming from all around the world including Venezuela, Japan, Brazil, France and Africa. Barrels are waiting to be challenged in the famous Hawaiian spot.

"I am involved in this event because it is the real deal, real blue crush", says legendary Pipeline surfer Rory Russell. "Good luck, ladies". Russell is famous for his tube riding abilities and represents Lightning Bolt Surfboards. He will be awarding a surfboard to the best tube rider of the Science Hawaii Pipeline Women's Pro.

Tubes will get high scores, promise the panel of judges eye. The reef has little sand, it's exposed and lending potential for great barrels. This could be an epic year.

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