Meet the boogeyman at North Point and The Box.
Jack Robinson is one of the most talented surfers to come out of the western state in recent years. At just 18 years of age he has already established himself well up the pecking order at The Box and North Point, two potential venues for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. This morning the WSL Commissioner’s Office offered him one of two spots into the main event.
“I feel very privileged to be chosen,” Robinson said. “ I can't wait for the show to begin and am looking forward to competing on home turf and also considering the extra locations available this year.”
Jack’s inclusion is a huge drawcard into the event. The natural footer displayed his penchant for heavy water in Hawaii last season and is a standout whenever the shallow reefs light up around home.
In other news, last year’s trials winner Jay Davies will again have to surf his way into the main event despite taking home a fifth place finish in 2015.
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Men’s Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores, Taj Burrow, Alejo Muniz
Heat 2: Julian Wilson, Kai Otton, Alex Ribeiro
Heat 3: Matt Wilkinson, Stuart Kennedy, Adam Melling
Heat 4: Italo Ferreira, Kanoa Igarashi, Dusty Payne
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina, Davey Cathels, TBD
Heat 6: Adriano de Souza, Keanu Asing, TBD
Heat 7: Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez, Jack Freestone
Heat 8: Nat Young, Caio Ibelli, Matt Banting
Heat 9: Joel Parkinson, Conner Coffin, Ryan Callinan
Heat 10: Kelly Slater, Kolohe Andino, Miguel Pupo
Heat 11: John John Florence, Adrian Buchan, Sebastian Zietz
Heat 12: Wiggolly Dantas, Josh Kerr, Jadson Andre
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Women’s Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb, Bianca Buitendag, Keely Andrew
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons, Malia Manuel, Chelsea Tuach
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue, Alessa Quizon, TBD
Heat 4: Carissa Moore, Sage Erickson, Laura Enever
Heat 5: Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, Coco Ho
Heat 6: Johanne Defay, Stephanie Gilmore, Bronte Macaulay