Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League
– First Women’s Eliminations Called ON for 7:15 a.m. Start
– Men’s Round 3 on Standby
– Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
|Location:||Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia|
|Event window:||April 11 – 22, 2018|
|Today’s call:||Women’s Round 2 called ON|
|Conditions:||3 – 5 foot (1 – 1.5 metre)|
|MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia/AUS (Monday, April 16, 2018) – Women’s elimination Round 2 is ON today at the Margaret River Pro, the third stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT). The first women’s elimination heats will begin at 7:15 a.m. AEWT. The women will take on three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Main Break and fight to avoid an early exit from the final event of the Australian leg. Following Round 2, the WSL Commissioner’s Office will decide if men’s Round 3 will also run today.
“We are on starting at 7:15 a.m. local time with women’s Round 2,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Women’s Commissioner. “We knew that this morning would have cleaner conditions, so we will get those elimination heats started early. Because the wind is expected to shift later in the day, we will assess the conditions after these first six heats to decide if we will go into men’s Round 3.”
Reigning, two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS) and Paige Hareb (NZL) have had a series of early eliminations this season. Their Round 2 matchup will put the pressure on both competitors as they search for their first solid result of the 2018 season.
Lakey Peterson (USA) will hope to bounce back from her early exit at Bells Beach when she takes on Drug Aware Trials winner Mikaela Greene (AUS) in Heat 3.
2018 standout surfers Keely Andrew (AUS) and Malia Manuel (HAW) will do battle in the last heat of the round.
Local hero Bronte Macaulay (AUS), 24, will have her hometown crowd cheering for her in Heat 2 against CT veteran Silvana Lima (BRA), 33.
Up first this morning will be Sage Erickson (USA) against Coco Ho (HAW) in the opening heat of Round 2.
Surfline, WSL forecast partner, is calling for:
Old/fading SW swell over the next couple days. Head-overhead sets still showing on Monday AM and with favorable winds. Then onshore winds Monday PM through Tuesday as the surf continues to decrease. A decent size pulse of new WSW swell moves in for Wed/Thurs (18th-19th); winds not favorable Wednesday, but looking ok for Thursday AM. High potential for a solid SW-WSW swell on the weekend (21st-22nd), but conditions are not looking good at this time.
Margaret River Women’s Pro Round 2 Matchups:
Margaret River Men’s Pro Round 3 Matchups:
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