Margaret River Pro Called ON at North Point

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

– Men’s Round 1 Live at 7:15 a.m. AEWT
– Women’s Round 1 Called ON for Today

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2016 Margaret River Pro winner Sebastian Zietz (HAW) will battle current World No. 1 Italo Ferreira (BRA) and rookie Michael Rodrigues (BRA) in Round 1 Heat 10 today. Caption: © WSL / Sloane


Location:      Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
Event window:   April 11 – 22, 2018
Today’s call:   Men’s Round 1 (H7 – 12) and Women’s Round 1 called ON
Conditions:   4 – 6 foot (1.2 – 1.8 metre)
MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia/AUS (Saturday, April 14, 2018) – The Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 3 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour, continues today at North Point for the remaining heats of men’s Round 1 and women’s Round 1 starting at 7:15 a.m. AEWT.

“Yesterday, we played the waiting game at North Point,” said WSL Commissioner, Kieren Perrow. “Eventually the swell showed and we had some incredible rides go down. Fortunately, because the swell arrived later than expected, we still have some solid waves in the four-to-six foot (1.2 -1.8 metre) range with super clean conditions. We plan to complete the remaining men’s Round 1 heats and follow it up with women’s Round 1. It’s sure to be another really exciting day here at North Point.”

Up first this morning will be 2015 WSL Champion Adriano de Souza (BRA) against Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) and 2018 CT Rookie Yago Dora (BRA) in what is sure to be an exciting Round 1 matchup.

2016 event winner Sebastian Zietz (HAW) returns to North Point today, the place where he posted one of the best rides of the year in 2017. Zietz will take on current Jeep Leader Italo Ferreira (BRA) and 2018 CT Rookie Michael Rodrigues (BRA) in Heat 10 of Round 1.

Six-time WSL Champion and current Jeep Leader, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), will take on an in-form Keely Andrew (AUS), and Drug Aware WA Trials winner and local favorite, Mikaela Greene (AUS), in Heat 3 of Round 1.

Another local hero to hit the water in Heat 2 of Round 1 is Bronte Macaulay (AUS), who has the tough task of defeating Californian Sage Erickson (USA) and three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW).

Surfline, WSL forecast partner, is calling for:

The strong SW swell that filled in through the afternoon today will ease through the day on Saturday (strongest in the morning).  Fading, but still fairly solid, surf and favorable morning wind looks likely for Sun-Mon. 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 Remaining Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 8: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Yago Dora (BRA)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Griffin Colapinto (USA), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 10: Italo Ferreira (BRA),  Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Michael Rodrigues (BRA)
Heat 11: Kolohe Andino (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Ezekiel Lau (HAW)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

Margaret River Women’s Pro Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1:
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA), Coco Ho (HAW)
Heat 2: Carissa Moore (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Keely Andrew (AUS), Mikaela Greene (AUS)
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA), Caroline Marks (USA), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 5: Tyler Wright (AUS), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 6: Johanne Defay (FRA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW)

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