The Margaret River Pro is one of only two Australian events on the prestigious World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT), with the world’s top professional surfers travel to Margaret River to compete.
The 2023 tour returns to Margaret River for 10 days from April 20th and once again the event will be positioned as the mid-season decider. This means you can expect to see the worlds best surfers put everything on the line to advance to second half of the world tour.
In 2022 Hometown surf star Jack Robinson defeated 2-time world champion John John Florence to win the event, and claim victory for a local for the first time since Dave Macaulay in 1989. Fellow Australian, Isabella Nichols won the women’s event, her maiden Championship Tour (CT) victory.
Spectators can watch all the action live and FREE at Surfers Point, with the bulk of the competition taking place on Main Break, South Side and The Box.
The event hub has a festival vibe, with big screens showing replays, expert commentary, food trucks and merchandise stands. But best of all young hopefuls can get up close and personal with their surfing stars, who take their time after each heat to chat to groms who line the walkway to collect autographs and selfies.
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More about the tour
The World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT) consists of 10 events in seven countries. The Margaret River Pro is positioned as the mid-season decider . That is, it’s the last stop on the first half of the tour. After the event the field of 36 men is cut to 24, while the women’s field drops from 18 to 12, based on their performances in the first five tour events.
Only these top-performing surfers, together with two men’s and two women’s wildcard competitors, will advance to compete for the coveted World Titles in the final five events. The surfers that make the mid-season cut will also automatically qualify for the start of the following year’s World Championship Tour.
The 2023 CT season will also be the top qualification route for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games