Stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, will get underway today surf permitting. The holding period for both men and women is 2 – 13 April. The swell forecast is looking solid and we expect to get underway right away. Will JJF keep his title at the River?
The staggering beauty of Western Australia combined with the world-class surf will play host to the second stop on this season’s dream tour, where the world’s best surfers will continue their campaign to claim the title of ASP World Champion.
A long-time staple on the ASP Qualification Series (QS), this year is the first time in over 20 years that Margaret River has been a WCT stop for both the men and women. The women’s event regained WCT status in 2013 having last featured in 1996, while this year sees the men’s event upgraded to become part of the WCT for the first time since 1990.
DRUG AWARE MARGARET RIVER PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Nat Young (USA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), TBD
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), TBD
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Dion Atkinson (AUS)
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 12: Gabriel Medina (BRA), John John Florence (HAW), Kolohe Andino (USA)
DRUG AWARE MARGARET RIVER WOMEN’S PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Coco Ho (HAW), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW), TBD
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Dimity Stoyle (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 6: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Lakey Peterson (USA), Laura Enever (AUS)
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