17 March, 2013 17 March, 2013

Lay-Day Called at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

This weekend saw the first round of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro getting run in solid surf at Surfer’s Point. In the Womens division, Vic Bay’s Bianca Buitendag managed to score two 7-plus scoring rides in her heat against Sally Fitzgibbons and former world champ Sophia Mulanovich, but was still left in a combo situation as Round 1 standout Sally registered two 9-plus point rides.

Bianca will get another chance when Round 2 resumes, and will look to build on her strong quarter-final showing at the opening event of the 2013 Womens ASP World Tour on the Gold Coast.

In the Mens division, both of SA’s Dream Tour campaigners made their respective heats, with Jordy taking out his heat, while Travis Logie squeaked through in second place in his, securing a spot in the next round. Fellow Saffa Dale Staples, who is coming off a solid showing at the recent Volcom Pipe Pro, was unfortunately eliminated in his Round of 96 heat.

Still to surf in their Round 1 heats are Shaun Joubert and Beyrick De Vries.

See all the results and highlights on www.margaretriverpro.com

In the meantime, conditions have calmed and a lay day has been called, with action set to resume when the ocean comes back to the party.


Carissa Moore (HAW) posted a big Round 1 win in solid surf on day 1. PIC ASP/Robertson.

Carissa Moore (HAW) posted a big Round 1 win in solid surf on day 1. PIC ASP/Robertson.

MARGARET RIVER, WA/Australia (Monday, March 18, 2013) – With near flat condition on day three of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro contest officials have called a lay-day. Swell forecasts are tracking a significant swell that’s due to hit South West WA later in the week, but small surf has forced a day off today.

Stop No. 2 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the 2013 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro plays a vital role in deciding this year’s ASP Women’s World Champion.

The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro is also the first men’s ASP PRIME rated event for the 2013 season, offering maximum points towards 2014 ASP World Championship Tour qualification campaigns.

“There’s not a lot of swell on offer so we have called a lay-day today,” ASP Australasia General Manager Dane Jordan said. “The next couple of days aren’t looking too great, but there’s a nice swell on the horizon. We’re looking like finishing the event in great surf later in the week, but for now there will be no surfing at the event today.”

A call will be made at 6:30am for a possible 7am start to either men’s or women’s divisions tomorrow.

The event info, photos, videos and more – www.margaretriverpro.com

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