He definitely doesn’t dominate the headlines. In fact, Oakley star ripper Adam Melling barely makes it into the surf mags’ major stories. But make no mistake, he’s as dangerous as anyone on the Tour to contend for the top of the rankings. And it’s not in anyone’s best interest to sleep on this badass Aussie. ESPN recently reemphasized the point with a solid interview – complete with insight on what makes him tick.
Fourteen-year-old Huntington Beach, CA sensation Kanoa Igarashi proved an instant success as the newest member of the Oakley surf team. Kanoa teamed up with Oakley in early 2012 and won his career first ASP Pro Junior event, the ASP 1-Star DNA Energy Pro Junior at New Smyrna Beach Inlet in Florida over the weekend.
Adriano De Souza Kick-Starts his 2012 WTC Campaign with a 2nd Place Finish at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast culminated in dramatic fashion with Oakley’s own Adriana de Souza surfing head-to-head with perennial ASP World Title contender Taj Burrow.
Over the Moon: Young Surf Ripper Matt Banting Claims Pro Junior and 6-Star Victory at Inaugural Australian Open of Surfing
Matt Banting is over the moon. He said it himself. Oakley’s young surf team standout dazzled the massive crowds on his home turf at the first-ever Inaugural Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach late February, claiming victory in the Pro Junior Division over Tim Macdonald, then emerging triumphant in the 6-Star Contest just a day later.