Women’s Opening Round to Kick Off Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona

  • Women’s Seeding Round 1 Starts at 7:35 AM AWST
  • Men’s Seeding Round 1 to Follow
  • Select Your Margaret River Picks Now for WSL CT Fantasy
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Pictured: The Undalup Mob in the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to acknowledge that the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona is taking place on the land of the Wadandi People. Credit: © WSL / Dunbar

The Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona, the fourth stop on the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will commence in clean six-foot surf with the odd eight-foot set for opening day. The surf is forecast to build significantly throughout the day with the new swell peaking overnight tonight. Women’s Seeding Round 1 will kick off the event at 7:35 a.m. AWST, followed by men’s Seeding Round 1. 

“We are going to be on for a 7:35 a.m. start,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition. “We are going to start with the women and have that Seeding Round in the water, and then go into the men’s Seeding Round as well. It is looking pretty nice out there right now, really clean and groomed conditions. Definitely looks like that new swell is in the water and we are expecting it to build throughout the day.”

The opening heat of the morning will see Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) and Keely Andrew (AUS) look to continue their great form against CT sophomore Macy Callaghan (AUS).

Heat 5 of Men’s Round 1 will see two of Western Australia’s favorite sons in Jack Robinson (AUS) and Jacob Willcox (AUS) use their local knowledge against reigning WSL Champion Italo Ferreira (BRA) as he looks to bounce back from an early-round elimination at the last event in Narrabeen. 

Pictured: Dr. Wayne ‘Wonitji’ Webb in the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to acknowledge that the competition is taking place on the land of the Wadandi People. Credit: © WSL / Dunbar

Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Dr. Wayne ‘Wonitji’ Webb and Iszaac ‘Waalitj’ Webb of the Wadandi People 

Prior to the competition start, surfers and fans were greeted by Dr. Wayne ‘Wonitji’ Webb, Iszaac ‘Waalitj’ Webb, and the Undalup Mob with a moving Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. The words and Smoking Ceremony acknowledged that the competition is taking place on the land of the Wadandi People.

Pictured: Iszaac ‘Waalitj’ Webb in the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to acknowledge that the competition is taking place on the land of the Wadandi People. Credit: © WSL / Dunbar

Select Your Margaret River Picks Now for WSL CT Fantasy

WSL CT Fantasy is open for the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona. With this year’s new features, players still have time to not just get in the action, but to win the title. Sign up, create your team, and start playing now. 

Players can register now at ctfantasy.worldsurfleague.com and on the WSL app

Watch LIVE 
The Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona runs through May 12. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. 

For fans wishing to attend the event in person, event entry will be first-come, first-serve starting at 7:00 a.m. AWST on each ‘on’ day of competition. The venue capacity will be limited to a maximum of 2,500 people at one time, adhering closely to WA state government guidelines. There will be opportunities to enter throughout the day as spots will open when guests leave. 

The Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona is proudly supported by our partners Boost Mobile, Tourism Western Australia, Corona, Red Bull, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Rip Curl, Harvey Norman, Bonsoy, Dometic Outdoor, Bond University, Oakberry, Healthway and Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro Women’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Keely Andrew (AUS), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 2: Caroline Marks (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Amuro Tsuzuki (JPN)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Willow Hardy (AUS)
Heat 4: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Isabella Nichols (AUS), Brisa Hennessy (CRI)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Tyler Wright (AUS), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Johanne Defay (FRA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)

Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro Men’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Seth Moniz (HAW), Alex Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Connor O’Leary (AUS)
Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Michel Bourez (FRA), Mikey Wright (AUS)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Jadson Andre (BRA), Reef Heazlewood (AUS)
Heat 5: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Jack Robinson (AUS), Jacob Willcox (AUS)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Adriano de Souza (BRA), Cyrus Cox (AUS)
Heat 7: Conner Coffin (USA), Wade Carmichael (AUS), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF)
Heat 8: Griffin Colapinto (USA), Jack Freestone (AUS), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 9: Ryan Callinan (AUS), Morgan Cibilic (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 10: Frederico Morais (PRT), Julian Wilson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Deivid Silva (BRA)
Heat 12: Yago Dora (BRA), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Ethan Ewing (AUS)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

COVID-19 Updates
The WSL continues to work closely with the West Australian Government and WA Police Department to monitor the COVID-19 situation both in WA, where competitors and staff are currently located, and in New South Wales, where they have traveled from. The Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro is prepared to operate in a ‘bubble’ should it be required. As a result of the COVID-19 contingency plans, there is no option to run the event at a mobile location outside of the main event site of Main Break and The Box, such as North Point in Gracetown.

The WSL will implement a robust and thorough COVID-19 health and safety plan for each event during the Australian leg of the CT in accordance with federal and state guidance. The WSL’s health and safety plan includes enhanced high-touch cleaning at the event site, contact tracing procedures, sanitizer stations throughout the event site, and minimal personnel on-site. All traveling athletes and support staff completed the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine and received medical clearance from public health officials before entering the general community. 

Due to COVID-19, the Australian CT events will run based on state border closures, strictly adhering to federal and state government guidelines and restrictions. All tour stops and dates subject to change due to applicable COVID-19 related restrictions, including global travel restrictions.

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