Margaret River Pro
Next Occurrence: Sunday, 23rd April 2023
7:00am to 5:00pm
The 2022 Margaret River Pro has recently wrapped up, with Hometown surf star Jack Robinson and fellow Australian, Isabella Nichols winning in eight to ten foot waves.
Robinson defeated 2-time world champion John John Florence to win the event, and claim victory for a local for the first time since Dave Macaulay in 1989. Nichols’ win was her maiden Championship Tour (CT) victory.
The Margaret River Pro is one of only two Australian events on the prestigious World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT), with the world’s top professional surfers travel to Margaret River each year, usually in April or May, to compete in the event.
Spectators can watch all the action live and FREE at Surfers Point, with the bulk of the competition taking place on Main Break, South Side and The Box.
The event hub has a festival vibe, with big screens showing replays, expert commentary, food trucks and merchandise stands. But best of all young hopefuls can get up close and personal with their surfing stars, who take their time after each heat to chat to groms who line the walkway to collect autographs and selfies.
More about the tour
The World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT) consists of 10 events in seven countries. The Margaret River Pro is positioned as the mid-season decider . That is, it’s the last stop on the first half of the tour. After the event the field of 36 men is cut to 22, while the women’s field drops from 18 to 10, based on their performances in the first five tour events.
Only these top-performing surfers, together with two men’s and two women’s wildcard competitors, will advance to compete for the coveted World Titles in the final five events.
Adding to the importance of the WA event, the surfers that make the mid-season cut will also automatically qualify for the start of the following year’s World Championship Tour.