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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Day 1 Recap

The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 2 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, was called ON today for the Men's and Women's Round 1 in four-to-six foot waves. In an action packed first day of competition there were standout performances from Julian Wilson (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Courtney Conlogue (USA). With Round 1 complete for both the men and women winners will advance directly to Round 3 while the rest will battle again in elimination Round 2.

The second Heat of the day saw South African Jordy Smith, Hawaiian Sebastian Zietz and dangerous Brazilian Raoni Monteiro take to the water. The trio were forced to restart the Heat following a wave-starved first 10 minutes. Despite the inconsistent conditions Smith logged the first excellent score of the event, an 8.33, for a series of ferocious forehand carves, marking a solid return to form following an uncharacteristic Round 2 stumble on the Gold Coast.

The South African continued his Round 1 dominance, locking in to an additional righthander for a 7.00, punctuating a dominant opening campaign at Margaret River. Smith moves directly to Round 3 while Zietz will face Matt Wilkinson in Round 2 and Monteiro will matchup against C.J. Hobgood.

“I’d like to better my result at Snapper (Rocks),” said Jordy Smith. “It’s a long year ahead and I’m sure that many of the tops guys will have bad results at some point. Hopefully my result at the Gold Coast was my bad one out of the way and I can look forward to a good year ahead.”

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 12.23, Nat Young (USA) 8.77, Aritz Aranburu (ESP) 8.23
Heat 2: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.33, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 10.70, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS) 10.77, Brett Simpson (USA) 9.50, Fred Patacchia (HAW) 7.60
Heat 4: Adam Melling (AUS) 13.17, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 10.83, Mitch Coleborn (AUS) 
Heat 5: Yadin Nicol (AUS) 15.23, Kelly Slater (USA) 11.87, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 10.37
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.17, Nathan Hedge (AUS) 9.43, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 7.57
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.00, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 11.53, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 9.17
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.57, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 11.06, Travis Logie (ZAF) 8.90
Heat 9: Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.50, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 4.83, Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 10: Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.50, Owen Wright (AUS) 11.26, Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) 13.40, Mitch Crews (AUS) 12.83, Michel Bourez (PYF) 11.10
Heat 12: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.40, John John Florence (HAW) 14.67, Kolohe Andino 

Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.83, Coco Ho (HAW) 7.16, Alana Blanchard (HAW) 
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 9.16, Paige Hareb (NZL) 6.77, Pauline Ado (FRA) 3.46
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (AUS) 11.43, Laura Macaulay (AUS) 11.04, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 
Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.50, Johanne Defay (FRA) 10.76, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 7.86
Heat 5: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.50, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 9.17, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) v. Nathan Hedge (AUS)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) v. Mitch Coleborn (AUS)
Heat 3: Nat Young (USA) v. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) v. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Adriano De Souza (BRA) v. Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 6: John John Florence (HAW) v. Dion Atkinson (AUS)
Heat 7: Michel Bourez (PYF) v. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS) v. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) v. Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 10: Jeremy Flores (FRA) v. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 11: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) v. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) v. Bebe Durbidge (AUS)

Drug Aware Margaret River Women’s Pro Round 2 Match-ups:
Heat 1: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) v. Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) v. Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) v. Laura Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) v. Johanne Defay (FRA)
Heat 5: Coco Ho (HAW) v. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 6: Alessa Quizon (HAW) v. Laura Enever (AUS)

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