Oakley’s Adam Melling (AUS) found victory at the first event of the 2011 O’Neill Cold Water Classic in Gisborne, New Zealand on Tuesday, but not without a little flare as he waited until the closing seconds of the final heat to seal the win over Brazilian surfer Willian Cardoso.
Three: Jordy Smith Claims Third at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Holds On To World No. 3 in ASP Standings
Jordy Smith plowed through to the final rounds at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast last week. But Oakley’s South African star ripper’s killer run came to a halt as his 11.40 score wasn’t enough to top second-place finisher Taj Burrow, who finished with a 17.56 in the Semifinals – handing the third podium spot to Jordy. Kelly Slater went on to secure the win.
World Tour Oakley surfers Julian Wilson, Jordy Smith, Adam Melling, Adriano de Souzo, and Jadson Andre all descended on the annual team BBQ. Kicking off the competition season on the Gold Coast of Australia in Coolingatta.