Elimination Rounds and Men’s Round of 32 Called ON at Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona

  • Remaining Two Heats of Men’s Seeding Round 1 Starts at 7:35 AM AWST
  • Elimination Rounds and Men’s Round of 32 (Overlapping Format) to Follow
  • Watch LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com
Pictured: Local wildcard Jacob Willcox (AUS) will surf in the Round of 32 today after his dominating heat at Main Break yesterday at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona. 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 host another big day of competition with waves continuing to pump in the ten-foot plus range at Main Break. The competition starts at 7:35 a.m. AWST with the remaining two heats of men’s Seeding Round 1, followed by the men’s and women’s Elimination Rounds, and the men’s Round of 32 with the overlapping format. 

“The huge swell that picked up through yesterday only recently peaked, so the waves are still massive this morning,” said WSL SVP of Tours and Head of Competition, Jessi Miley-Dyer. “The wind is moderate offshore and the rain has cleared up so conditions are perfect and clean. We are going to run another big day of competition starting with the last two heats of the men’s opening round, then the men’s and women’s Elimination Rounds, followed by Men’s Round of 32 with overlapping heats.”

The final two heats of the men’s Seeding Round, as well as the men’s and women’s Elimination Rounds, will be 30-minute heats. The men’s Round of 32 will run the overlapping format with 40-minute heats. 

The opening heat of the morning will see CT veterans Jeremy Flores (FRA) and Owen Wright (AUS) take on and inform Deivid Silva (BRA).

14-year-old local wildcard Willow Hardy (AUS) will fulfill any up-and-comer’s dream in Heat 1 of the Women’s Elimination Round when she comes up against seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Malia Manuel (HAW), who will be battling to avoid a last-place finish in the West. 

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 Elimination Round 2 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. Willow Hardy (AUS)  
HEAT 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS) vs. Sage Erickson (USA)

Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro Remaining Men’s Seeding Round 1 (H11-12) Matchups:
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Deivid Silva (BRA)
Heat 12: Yago Dora (BRA), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Ethan Ewing (AUS)

Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro Men’s Elimination Round Matchups: 
HEAT 1: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Alex Ribeiro (BRA) vs. Cyrus Cox (AUS)
HEAT 2: Frederico Morais (PRT) vs. Reef Heazlewood (AUS) vs. TBD
HEAT 3: Mikey Wright (AUS) vs. TBD vs. TBD
HEAT 4: Connor O’Leary (AUS) vs. TBD vs. TBD

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.

About the WSL 
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing. 
 
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
 
The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.  
 
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com
 
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
 
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.  
 
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