This paper presents a 2D/3D hybrid numerical model for studying the interaction of non-breaking waves with cylindrical structure. The work combines the strengths of mesh-based and particle-based methods, where the wave propagation is solved using 2D mesh-based potential theory model and the interaction with the structure is solved using 3D particle-based Navier-Stokes model. The paper presents the formulation of the two models and the weak-coupling methodology, along with recent improvements in the 3D MLPG_R (Mesh-less Petrov-Galerkin based on Rankine source solution) particle based method. The numerical results from interaction of fixed cylinder with solitary and focussed waves are compared with experimental data. The work demonstrates a significant reduction in simulation time for wave-structure interaction problems achieved using this hybrid approach without compromising on accuracy.