Australian Adam Melling, from Lennox Head NSW won the $250,000 VANS World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach, Hawaii – exactly what he needed to retain a position on the ASP World Tour for 2013. Melling, 27, won US$40,000 and moved to equal second on the VANS Triple Crown series ratings. Gabriel Medina (BRA) pulled into an incredible barrel just seconds before the final buzzer to place second overall. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) finished with an excellent third result, as he remains the leader with the highest overall point total in the Triple Crown series. Adrian Buchan (AUS) placed fourth overall and took home $10,000.