First Elimination Round Called ON at Margaret River Pro

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Main Break to Host Men’s Round 2 Starting at 7:20 a.m.
– Women’s Round 2 and Men’s Round 3 on Standby
– Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com 

Michel Bourez (PYF), current World No. 4, will face Ian Gouveia (BRA) today in Round 2 Heat 5 of the Margaret River Pro. Caption: © WSL / Dunbar

 

Location:      Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
Event window:   April 11 – 22, 2018
Today’s call:   Men’s Round 2 called ON
Conditions:   6 – 8 foot (1.8 – 2.4 metre)
MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia/AUS (Sunday, April 15, 2018) – The Margaret River Pro, continues today with men’s elimination Round 2 called ON at 7:20 a.m. AEWT in six-to-eight foot (1.8 – 2.4 metre) waves at Main Break. Women’s Round 2 and men’s Round 3 are on standby for a possible start today.

“After two great days of surfing at North Point, we moved back to the primary location at Main Break Margaret River for today,” said WSL Commissioner, Kieren Perrow. “Main Break looks really nice this morning with groomed, six-to-eight-foot waves coming through. We will start at 7:20 a.m. local time with men’s Round 2. We will keep women’s Round 2 and men’s Round 3 on hold to potentially get underway today.”

Up first this morning will be Owen Wright (AUS) against event wildcard Dave Delroy-Carr (AUS) in the opening heat of Round 2. Wright, who currently sits at World No. 4, needs to survive the first elimination heat of the event to best his 5th place result iin 2017.

Jeep Frontrunner Italo Ferreira (BRA) is up against injury replacement and compatriot, Miguel Pupo (BRA), in Heat 4 of Round 2. Ferreira is hungry for a second CT win and to retain the Jeep Leader Jersey, so the 23-year-old will push the limits to stay in the event.

An exciting all-rookie battle sees Griffin Colapinto (USA) go head-to-head against Yago Dora (BRA) in Heat 7 today.



Surfline, WSL forecast partner, is calling for:

Fading, but still fairly solid, surf and favorable morning prevails Sunday, easing further on Monday. Mid size W swell looks possible Wed-Thu, although wind may trend back onshore. Another solid SW to WSW swell remains possible for the end of the event window around the 20th-22nd. 

Margaret River Men’s Pro Round 2 Matchups:
Heat 1:
Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Dave Delroy-Carr (AUS)
Heat 2: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Kael Walsh (AUS)
Heat 3: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Mikey Wright (AUS)
Heat 4: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 5: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Ian Gouveia (BRA)
Heat 6: Frederico Morais (PRT) vs. Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 7: Griffin Colapinto (USA) vs. Yago Dora (BRA)
Heat 8: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
Heat 9: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 10: Connor O’Leary (AUS) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 11: Tomas Hermes (BRA) vs. Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Heat 12: Wade Carmichael (AUS) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)

Margaret River Women’s Pro Round 2 Matchups:
Heat 1:
Sage Erickson (USA) vs. Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 3: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Mikaela Greene (AUS)
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 5: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 6: Keely Andrew (AUS) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW)

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