Margaret River Pro 2013

SUN, surf and international sports stars graced Margaret River from March 15 until March 24 for the 2013  Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

The Augusta-Margaret River Mail has provided comprehensive coverage of the event  which was granted World Championship Tour status by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) last year.

Scroll down for information about the event unfolded.

Hawaiians take out Aussies in Pro's last moments 

THOUGH Australia had a chance at two winning titles at the weekend’s Margaret River Pro, Hawaii swept in to claim victory over both our Men’s and Women’s surfing finalists.

Carissa Moore and Dusty Payne of Hawaii defeated finalists Tyler Wright and Josh Kerr respectively in solid six-foot-plus surf and unpredictable conditions.

For the full report click here.

Pro draws biggest crowd yet

JUDGES said Sunday’s lot of spectators was the biggest turn-out they had seen in the history of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

See social photos from the Margaret River Pro here.

Women's semi finalists decided at Margaret River Pro

REIGNING World Champion Stephanie Gilmore and world number two Sally Fitzgibbons have both advanced to the semi finals of the Women's WCT Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

Click here for the full story.

Drift creates waves in the South West

THE Margaret River Pro isn't the only surfing-related event taking place in the South West this week with producers and cast of the highly-anticipated surf film Drift in the region on Thursday night to celebrate its Australian premiere at Caves House.

Video highlights: Day 6

The Association of Surfing Professionals have been putting together video highlights of all the action at the Margaret River Pro.

Take a look below at some of the best highlights from day six.

Bad luck knocks Burrow out of Pro

YALLINGUP’S Taj Burrow was eliminated in his first heat of the Margaret River Pro this afternoon.

He was caught in a controversial double-interference call with fellow Australian Lincoln Taylor, as judges blamed both surfers for taking off on the same wave.

For the full story click here.

Interferences called as surfers eager to compete 

AFTER three consecutive lay-days the Margaret River Pro was back on and surfers seem more competitive than ever after their rest.

Round three and four women’s heats commenced on Thursday morning with interferences-a-plenty.

Burrow still surfer of the year as more locals join him

SURFING conditions continue to be flat for the Margaret River Pro on Wednesday, but surfers are  buzzing after receiving awards at the Surfing WA State Champion and WA Surfer of the Year Awards night.

Taj Burrow, Felicity Palmateer, Jacob Willcox and Yadin Nichol took out the four specific categories in the Surfer of the Year awards, standing out among more than 200 surfers present.

Find out more here.

Massie returns to win Grom Prix 

LOCAL grom Ella Massie made an exciting comeback from her recent injury when she took out the Margaret River Pro Grom Prix on the weekend.

Click here for more details about how the event went and to see photos from the Grom Prix.

Lay-days for Margaret River Pro

Lay-days were called for the Margaret River Pro on Monday and Tuesday, with waves only up to 1-2 feet.

Gilmore gets her groove back

FIVE-times world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore breezed through her sudden-death heat on Sunday after a surprise loss in the opening round of the Margaret River Pro.

Her highest scoring wave of 9.50 proved that the cobwebs had been blown away, and her total score of 18.87 was at that point the highest of the event so far.

Read more here.

World champion eliminated from the competition

World champion Joel Parkinson was eliminated in the first round of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro on Saturday, capping off a day of upsets for WCT surfing stars.

Women’s world champion Stephanie Gilmore had earlier been pipped by Perth’s young Felicity Palmateer, before Margaret River’s Jacob Willcox showed up WCT star Adriano De Souza.

Local lads land a spot in Margaret River Pro

LOCAL surfers Jake Paterson and Brett Hardy have won themselves a last-minute spot in tomorrow’s Margaret River Pro.

The pair competed in the official Trials on Friday at Surfers Point, where they went up against 30 competitors to win one of the four last places in the main event.

The Box adds barrels to the Pro 

For the first time in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro’s 35-year history, both Margaret River’s Main Break and The Box will be used as surfing locations for the event.

Read more here.

Chance to take on world's best

Twelve local surfers got the chance to take on the world's premier surfers in the trials event for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro which started on Friday (March 15).

To find out which surfers got the chance to compete click here.

Carissa Moore is stoked with winning the Margaret River Pro, which has given her a boost of confidence in aim for this year's World Title.

Carissa Moore is stoked with winning the Margaret River Pro, which has given her a boost of confidence in aim for this year's World Title.

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