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Adam Melling Powers Way to Victory at Sunset Beach, Re-qualifying for ASP World Tour; Seabass Extends Triple Crown Lead
Adam Melling has a knack for late-season dramatics. Just like last year, he arrived to Hawaii needing at least one huge result in one of the three stops in the Triple Crown of Surfing in order to remain on the prestigious – and lucrative – ASP World Tour. Taking notes from his Oakley teammate, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz, who won the event at Haleiwa the week prior, Melling found his groove and improved with each heat on his way to winning the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach.
With his dramatic win at the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, in front of legions of friends and family, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz officially qualified for the 2013 ASP World Tour. In this episode of Oakley Dispatch, Seabass revisits the path to qualification. The challenges and successes; the injuries and heat wins. It was a year spent traveling the globe for contests and filming, and over the course of it all, he worked his way up the ratings.
The world’s finest watermen gathered in a semi-circle on the white sand beach of Waimea Bay, their big boards laid out before them. Behind them, crowds six-deep enclosed the group of 50-plus athletes. The opening ceremony of what is commonly known as “The Eddie” has happened every winter on the North Shore of Oahu since 1984. In that time, however, the event, which has a three-month waiting period, has only run on seven occasions. The Bay calls the day.