Margaret River Pro to kick off with 'amazing waves'
THE Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, the third stop on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will get underway today. Men's Round 1 will commence at 8 a.m. at The Box. The women's competition will remain on standby.
"There's some pretty amazing waves out there," Kieren Perrow, WSL Commissioner said.
"This morning there's a little bit of morning sickness but we've got perfect conditions and offshore winds.
"It's incredible and this is what we come to West Oz for. The Box is firing right now so we are on."
Surfline are tracking pair of significant SW groundswells for the opening few days of the waiting period.
Very solid, back-to-back SW groundswells prevail on Wednesday and Thursday, easing a bit on Friday.
Another very strong SSW groundswell looks possible for Saturday, and could be even larger than the surf for Wednesday and Thursday.
Morning wind conditions look favorable for the next few days, with some periods of side or onshore flow in the afternoons.
The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro will be held from April 15 - 26, 2015.
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Men's Round 1 Match-ups:
Heat 1: John John Florence (HAW), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Jadson Andre (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Kelly Slater (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Jay Davies (AUS)
Heat 7: Josh Kerr (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 8: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Nat Young (USA), Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Heat 12: Owen Wright (AUS), Julian Wilson (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS)
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Women's Round 1 Match-ups:
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Johanne Defay (FRA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 5: Tyler Wright (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Dimity Stoyle (AUS)