Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
World Surf League Championship Tour Event
Margaret River, Western Australia
29 March - 9 April 2017
Competition called off until Thursday by event organizers
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 April, 2017 - The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called OFF for the day due to small conditions on offer. In addition, event officials have also called the competition off for tomorrow, as conditions are likely to improve at the end of the week.
"We are calling the competition off until Thursday," said WSL Deputy Commissioner Jessi Miley-Dyer. "What we are looking at for Saturday and Sunday looks way better than anything we are seeing today and tomorrow. We have nice winds right now, but there is still not enough swell in the ocean for us to run."
Event organizers will reconvene on Thursday, April 6 at 6:45 a.m. local time to reassess the conditions and make the next call.
With the field narrowed down to the men's Quarterfinals and women's Semifinals, The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro will see an exciting Finals Day when competition gets back underway.
Surfline, official forecast for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, are calling for:
Small surf Tuesday with a gradual rebuilding trend in the afternoon. Modest SW swell prevails Wednesday as southerly wind builds over the afternoon/evening. A larger SW to SSW swell builds Thursday, although local wind will likely remain unfavorable. A medium size SSW swell looks more and more likely for the weekend, with more favorable wind as well.
The event will be broadcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL app and on Facebook LIVE via the WSL’s Facebook page. Also check the local listings for coverage on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., Fox Sports in Australia, ESPN in Brazil, Sky NZ in New Zealand, SFR Sports in France and Portugal and as part of the EDGEsport Network.
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Men’s Quarterfinal Match-Ups:
QF 1: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Jack Freestone (AUS)
QF 2: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
QF 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)
QF 4: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Women’s Semifinal Match-Ups:
SF 1: Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)
SF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)