Yesterday WSL CT surfer Caio Ibelli broke his foot in a free surf and has, unfortunately, had to withdraw from the Margaret River Pro.
In an interesting twist, Ibelli's replacement will not come from the WSL Qualifying Series ranks, instead, the two surfers who placed equal-third in the Drug Aware WA Trials -- Jack Robinson and Jerome Forrest -- will battle for the spot in a 25-minute surf-off, which will run on the WSL broadcast before Round 1 begins. Both surfers are from Margaret River and have the power to prove it.
This now brings a total of five WA surfers in the Margaret River Pro
- Bronte Macaulay (WSL CT)
- Mikaela Green - winner of women's Drug Aware WA Trials
- Dave Delroy-Carr - winner of men's Drug Aware WA Trials
- Kael Walsh - runner up of men's Drug Aware WA Trials
- Winner of the surf off today Jack Robinson v Jerome Forrest
For the latest on the Margaret River Pro visit the WSL website!