The Margaret River Pro

The Margaret River Pro is the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), where the top-ranked 34 male and top-ranked 16 female surfers compete over a 12-day period. The event, now in its 32nd year, is a celebration of sun, surf, food and arts in an extraordinary natural environment! So head down to Surfers Point, Prevelly to watch the best surfers in the world battle it out. The Wave: Several site options exist for the Margaret River Pro. Main Break is a lefthand and righthand reefbreak that can produce excellent waves anywhere from 2-to-20 feet., The Big Backup: The secondary location for the event at Margies is The Box, a break that got its name because it sucks water up so quickly it goes square when it breaks. Best in west swells from about five-to-eight feet, east winds and mid-to-high tides, The Box favors regularfooters. There is no left option here., Apres Surf:In addition to the world-class surf, the Margaret River region also boasts one of the foremost vineyard populations on the planet. Enjoy a few glasses and watch the sunset on the Australian continent. Downtown Margaret River is home to a number of excellent pubs and eateries., Championship Tour History: Margaret River has been a staple for the world’s best surfers since 1985, beginning its history on the men’s Championship Tour (CT) as the Swan Margaret River Thriller. The women’s elite Tour joined for the first combined event at Margarets in 1989. While Margaret River has been on the calendar in various capacities — from 3-Star QS events (now called QS 3,000s) to CT level competition — it has seen no shortage of World Champions compete on its grounds. Mark “Occy” Occhilupo (AUS) took out the inaugural event and won again in 2003.

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