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