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Owen Wright claims Breaka Burleigh Pro

Adam Melling and Owen Wright © ASP/Will H-S

Breaka Burleigh Pro

ASP 6-Star Men's event
ASP 6-Star Women's event
Burleigh Heads, Queensland Australia
3 - 10 February 2013

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WCT surfers Wright & Melling battle in the final of the 6-Star Breaka Burleigh WQS

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 February, 2013 : - - Burleigh Heads, Australia -- Owen Wright (Aus) put on a masterly display of back-hand surfing to defeat fellow Australian Adam Melling (Lennox Head/NSW) in the final of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-star Breaka Burleigh Pro today on the Gold Coast.

Midway through the final, Wright, who finished 11th on the World Championship Tour (WCT) in 2012, locked in an excellent 9.17 (out of a possible 10), he then backed it up with a 6.10 to secure the win. The final score-line saw Wright on 15.27 to Melling’s 13.97. The win is timely for  Wright who will be competing in the ASP World Championship Tour first event at Snapper Rocks in less than three weeks time.

“It feels great, I’ve put so much effort into training lately for the year ahead and I’m feeling fit and injury free and I’ve got the right boards – this is just part of what I want to do this year,” said Wright.


                                               Owen Wright © ASP/Will H-S

“It’s my first win since New York in 2011 and it’s important to get that winning feeling – I’m fully aware that this is a 4-Star event and the World Championship Tour is another serious step-up but I feel right to really have a crack at it this year” added Wright.

Wright’s win also completed a unique double for South Coast NSW surfers following Sally Fitzgibbons victory yesterday in the Breaka Burleigh Women’s division. Despite the loss, Melling, who finished 29th on the WCT in 2012, was still pleased with his result in the Breaka Burleigh Pro and is confident in the year ahead.

“I’m pretty bummed on second place, the goofy footer got me, but it’s been a fun day, there were some great heats early today and I’m still pretty happy with that result –  I’m looking forward to Snapper,” said Melling.

Finishing the event in equal third place were New Zealand’s Ricardo Christie and Brazil’s Alejo Muniz. Despite his blistering form throughout the early rounds of the event, Christie was unable to replicate the same high scores he’d found earlier in the event, while surfing against Adam Melling in the first Semifinal.


                                                  Adam Melling © ASP/Will H-S

Breaka Burleigh Pro Men’s Final
Final: Owen Wright (Aus) 15.27, Adam Melling (Aus) 13.97

Breaka Burleigh Pro Men’s Semifinals
Semi 1: Adam Melling (Aus) 18.43, Ricardo Christie (NZ) 12.40
Semi 2: Owen Wright (Aus) 15.33, Alejo Muniz (Bra) 14.50

Breaka Burleigh Pro Men’s Quarterfinals
Quarter 1: Ricardo Christie (NZ) 16.17, Mitch Crews (Aus) 11.93
Quarter 2: Adam Melling (Aus) 18.87, Marco Fernandez (Bra) 12.16
Quarter 3: Owen Wright (Aus) 17.93, Thomas Woods (Aus) 15.50
Quarter 4: Alejo Muniz (Bra) 14.33, Brent Dorrington (Aus) 11.83

Check the Full Results

Men's WQS Rankings After the Breaka Burleigh Pro
1 Florence,John John HAW 2000
2 Ward,Chris  USA 1500
3 Ibelli,Caio  BRA 1193
4 Crews,Mitch  AUS 1172
5 Kerr,Josh  AUS 1125
6 Wright,Owen  AUS 1000
7 Eleogram,Olamana HAW 984
8 Andino,Kolohe  USA 844
8 Coffin,Conner  USA 844
10 Melling,Adam  AUS 750
11 Dorrington,Brent  AUS 738
11 McIntosh,Reef HAW 738
11 Payne,Dusty  HAW 738
14 Chapman,Cooper AUS 699
15 Gray,Alex USA 633
15 Hart,Kahea  HAW 633
15 Irons,Bruce HAW 633
15 Staples,Dale  ZAF 633
19 Woods,Thomas  AUS 600
20 Morais,Frederico PRT 593
20 Cathels,Davey  AUS 593
22 Christie,Ricardo NZL 563
22 Muniz,Alejo  BRA 563
22 Widiarta,Made IDN 563
22 Navarro,Matheus BRA 563
26 O'Brien,Jamie  HAW 554
26 Ohno,Masatoshi  JPN 554
26 Zietz,Sebastian HAW 554
26 Mendes,Jesse  BRA 554
30 Hall,Glenn  IRL 494
30 Carmichael,Wade  AUS 494
32 Centeio,Joel  HAW 475
32 Dantas,Wiggolly  BRA 475
32 Gudauskas,Patrick  USA 475
32 Gudauskas,Tanner  USA 475
32 Hickman,Marcus  HAW 475
32 Arrambide,Cory  USA 475
32 Dos Santos,Ricardo BRA 475
32 Jaquias,Kaimana HAW 475
40 Huscenot,Maxime FRA 470
41 Taylor,Lincoln  AUS 430
42 Kling,Gabe  USA 422
42 Fernandez,Marco  BRA 422
42 Rondi,Raditya JPN 422
42 Silva,Deivid BRA 422
46 Ribeiro,Vasco PRT 415
46 Anwar,Hairil  IDN 415
48 Bastos,Leandro  BRA 386
48 Kymerson,Krystian BRA 386
48 Lopez,Cory  USA 386
48 Sullivan,Pancho HAW 386
48 Young,Nat  USA 386
48 Lau,Ezekiel HAW 386
48 Standlick,Perth  AUS 386
48 Stewart,Eala HAW 386
56 Callinan,Ryan AUS 377

Check the Full WQS Ratings


Previous reports:
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# 2 :
Sally, Tyler wow as Breaka Burleigh kicks off
# 3 :
Clean, smallish surf Day 2 of Breaka Burleigh
# 4 : Grom steals the show at Breaka Burleish Pro
# 5 :
Good surf on Day 4 of Breaka Burleigh Pro
# 6 : Top talent time Day 5 of Breaka Burleigh Pro
# 7 : Sally Fitz hits it big at Breaka Burleigh Pro

www.breakaburleighsurfpro.com.au

Source: Surfing Queensland

Author: Will Hayden-Smith

Tags: Breaka Burleigh Pro, ASP World Tour, Mick Fanning

WQS: Surfersvillage

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