At the age of 21, Aussie Adam Melling graduated from the juniors to the World Qualifying Series and he was soon producing stand-out results, including a victory at the 6-star Cold Water Classic in Scotland. He finished the 2009 season in fourth place overall and qualified to join the best in the world on the ASP World Tour beginning in 2010, where he finished runner up in the Billabong Pro at Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. The highlight of 2011 was a third-placed finish in the Vans Triple Crown, including a runners-up spot at Haleiwa. The next year, he won the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, after an epic battle with Ace Buchan, Gabriel Medina and Sebastian Zietz, to requalify for the 2013 World Tour. Born on 29th March 1985, Adam grew up near the beach in the wave-rich town of Lennox Head, New South Wales. Inspired by his father Robert, he began surfing competitively at the age of nine with local club Le-Ba, and in 2004 he won his first major honour - the Bells Beach junior competition. Later in the same year he was a member of Australia’s World Pro Junior Team. Since bursting onto the world scene, Adam has been turning heads with his favourite barrel manoeuvre and his smooth style, bridging the gap between power and flare. Surfing waves like Lennox Point has given Adam the platform on which to improve and refine his ability to the point that he is now undoubtedly one of the world’s best.
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