DISTANT SECOND: Lennox Head?s Adam Melling was runner-up to a runaway Ben Dunn in the final contest of the Billabong Pro-Teen
DISTANT SECOND: Lennox Head?s Adam Melling was runner-up to a runaway Ben Dunn in the final contest of the Billabong Pro-Teen

Lennox duo fill places



WHILE fellow New South Welshman Ben Dunn, from Old Bar, was stamping himself as Australia's undisputed top junior surfer at the weekend, two Lennox Head-based competitors finished second and third in the Billabong Pro-Teen Series at Bells Beach, Victoria.

Adam Melling was runner-up, with James Wood third and Lake Munmorah's Michael Spencer fourth in the final competition of the series.

In the final, Dunn was simply untouchable, amassing a point total of 19.50 out of a possible 20.

Stroking into a classic two-metre Bells wall only seconds into the 30-minute final, Dunn displayed the form that has seen him sit atop the ASP junior ratings for the majority of the 2005 competitive junior year, smashing five powerful re-entries for a 9.50 score.

Stunned onlookers were then treated to an amazing surfing display, as Dunn clinically demolished the Bells Beach line-up on his second ride, scoring the second perfect 10-point ride of the day and putting an unreachable distance between himself and his fellow opponents.

The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships will be held at Narrabeen in January.

Final 2005 ASP junior ratings: 1. Benn Dunn NSW, Old Bar 12,860; 2. Matt Wilkinson NSW, Copacabana 11,540; 3. Dion Agius Qld, Currumbin 10,240; 4. Rhys Bombaci NSW, Kiama 9850; 5. Mitchell Coleborn Qld,Maroochydore 9110; 6. Wade Goodall Qld, Moffat Beach 8848; 7. Michael Spencer NSW, Lake Munmorah 8740; 8. Yadin Nicol WA, Cowramup 8470; 9. Sam Page NSW, Manly 8400; 10. James Wood NSW, Lennox Head 8350; 11. Bobby Hansen NZ, Gisborne 8070; 12. Adam Melling NSW, Lennox Heads 7640; 13. Blake Thornton NSW, Little Bay 7474.



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