While the #WSL has moved up to Rottnest Isalnd for the next stage of the tour, it was back to business in Margs with good sized swell and off-shore winds producing a classic Autumn day of surf in the region today. A welcome relief. The Point is not back to normal yet with tradies still packing away all the gear, but full access should be back by this weekend. Swell direction was interesting today with spots like Southsides picking up a lot of swell, and the Box had some ripp
On the last day of the 2021 Margaret River Pro we remember one of the bravest acts I've witnessed in surfing (in almost 40 years) with Bronte Macaulay's performance in the semi finals. With the loss of her brother Jack over the weekend, her resolve to continue in the event was nothing short of courageous. No photos today - nothing seems right. Our deepest sympathies to Dave and Lorraine and the entire Macaulay family in this extremely difficult time. Congratulations to today'
Margies absolutely turned it on today. Great surf - good solid swell, the wind a little lighter than forecast, and some warmth in the sun. Such a contrast to yesterday. So much so that heats were doubled up in an effort to make the most of the great conditions. As you don't need a crystal ball to see the long term forecast ain't looking too good. Makes sense to get through it asap while conditions are good. Let's hope it holds for Tuesday and into Wednesday. I still expect th
Sunday and Day One of the Pro had been talked up to the point of never being able to meet the expectations placed apon it. With little wind and a building swell, women's heats started at 7.25am. Spectators who battled against the cold and rain saw some good surfing, with conditions getting better over the course of the morning as the swell picked up and waves started showing some size. As the men's heats started the wind stayed light, turned a fraction east, and the swell rea