Melling Wins Rip Curl MP Classic in Coolangatta


Longtime Oakley surfer Adam Melling signalled his intentions loud and clear for the 2009 season by taking a huge win at the Rip Curl MP Classic held in Coolangatta Beach.

Melling was rated 35 on the ASP World Series last year and was always in contention to qualify for the elite ASP World Tour. Today’s winning start to his competitive year indicates he’ll be a serious contender.

“I couldn’t be happier right now,” said Melling. "My boards are great, fitness and injuries all good and to win in such excellent surf in this event is super great.

Melling is focused on the big picture for the season and added “This year is all about a top 10 finish on the ASP World Series and qualifying for the elite World Tour. I’m really focused for this season to give it my absolute best.”


Tess Weaver


February 04, 2009