The Margaret River Pro has been all go with plenty of action in the water from the world’s best surfers and the local riders have been taking it up to the tour’s best.
There was a historic day of epic waves when the event was moved to North Point last week in heavy, double overhead barrels.
Margaret River prodigy Jack Robinson showed everyone how it’s done with two excellent rides and the highest heat score in the men’s division while the women also competed there for the first time.
The event then moved back to Margaret River’s mainbreak and it was Yallingup sensation Kael Walsh who defeated superstar Matt Wilkinson and then surfed against world title contender Julian Wilson in his next heat.
Gracetown’s Bronte Macauley made the most of her local knowledge and was charging her way to a great result making the quarter finals at the time of writing.
The competition window runs until Sunday with some good conditions forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Meanwhile up the road at Gracetown, a shark attack occurred at the surf break Cobblestones with a man flown to hospital in Perth.
The local rider was bumped off his board and bitten but then managed to bodysurf a wave to the safety of shore and paramedics.
There have been a lot of beached whale carcasses along the south coast recently and the salmon season brings the sharks closer to shore.
Meanwhile up the road at Gracetown, a shark attack occurred at the surf break Cobblestones with a man flown to hospital in Perth.Joe Jordanoff
Thursday looks good with variable SE winds and a 1.8m swell while Friday also looks clean with offshore winds and a 1.5m swell.
The weekend brings an onshore W change with a solid 2.5m swell rising up on Saturday.
Yallingup Mainbreak on Thursday. Water users are reminded beaches remain closed in the Gracetown area. A whale carcass from Lefthanders was removed on Tuesday and a regulation 44 closure notice remains in place between North Point and Ellenbrook.