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The WSL Championship Tour is back in Western Australia. Some might ask, “Why?” and it’d be a fair question. Main Break Margaret River is notoriously slow and the abundance of sharks in the area has caused more than a few nightmares, heat delays and even l
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This Way In 2019 Margaret River Pro

May 292019

Location, Location, Location

The WSL Championship Tour is back in Western Australia. Some might ask, “Why?” and it’d be a fair question. Main Break Margaret River is notoriously slow and the abundance of sharks in the area has caused more than a few nightmares, heat delays and even last year’s event cancelation. But the event is largely financed by the Western Australia tourism board and government, so it makes it hard for the WSL to walk away. That said, Southwest WA — with its stunning coastline, consistent surf and world class wine — remains a favorite among tour vets. So, till Tourism WA stops paying the bills, we’ll keep coming back to the West! We aren’t mad about it.

The 2019 Margaret River Pro runs from May 29-June 9. Log on to worldsurfleague.com to cheer on the Monster Team!

Filipe Toledo: We all now know that Filipe is more than just an “air guy.” Expect him to soak the rails all the way to the podium. 

Conner Coffin: Western Australian power meets California power. They’ll be great friends.

Owen Wright: WA is one of the few stops on tour that don’t make Owen look like a giant. We think the Goldilocks sizing will suit him juuuuuust right. 

Seth MonizThe Hawaiian rookie has a lifetime practicing progressive moves in heavy surf, and we suspect it will pay off big time in WA.

Yago Dora: Currently sitting just above the cutoff line, Yago has a chance to leapfrog the rankings with a solid performance at Main Break.

Griffin Colapinto: He just got the best wave of his life at the Box, the backup venue for the Margies Pro. Let’s hope he can unwrap another in a jersey.

 

Three questions

How’s the forecast? There will be some medium sized, contestable surf in the first few days of the waiting period, with some bigger swells potentially stirring in the back half.

Is the shark threat real? Like, for real-for real? Well...let’s just say there aren’t many places that are worse.

What’s this I hear about backup venues? Oh yeah! If conditions agree, the competition is set up to go to The Box or North Point, two fickle but incredibly exciting waves. Fingers crossed that conditions align!

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