There is one name at the top of the WSL leaderboard, and that name is Matt Wilkinson. Despite the hardest of attempts from everyone else on tour, nobody has the world’s attention quite like Wilko. He’s won the first two events on tour this year and is coming into Western Australia smoking hot. Here’s what you’ll need to know for the upcoming 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro:
WHO: The Men's WSL Top 34 + 2 wildcards, and the Women's WSL Top 17 + 1 wildcard.
WHAT: Event no. 3 of the Men's & Women's 2016 WSL Championship Tour
WHEN: April 8-19
WHERE: Margaret River, Western Australia
TIME ZONE: Margaret River, Western Australia is 12 hours ahead of the US East Coast and 15 hours ahead of the US West Coast. This means that 7am Friday, April 8th in Margaret River is 7pm Thursday, April 7th in New York, and 4pm Thursday, April 7th in Los Angeles. If you're not in either of those time zones and want to know the difference in time from Margaret River to your area, we recommend visiting TimeAndDate.com
INJURIES / REPLACEMENTS / WILDCARDS: As of today (April 7) the following surfers are OUT of the Men’s Margaret River Pro; Bede Durbidge (pelvis), Owen Wright (concussion), Filipe Toledo (groin), Mick Fanning (sabbatical), Jack Freestone (knee), and Jadson Andre (ankle). They have ben replaced in the draw by Stu Kennedy, Adam Melling, Sebastian Zietz, Dusty Payne, Leonardo Fioravanti, and Jay Davies. The wildcards for the event are Jack Robinson and Jacob Wilcox.
On the Women’s side, Lakey Peterson will miss her third straight event with a broken ankle. She has again been replaced by Bronte Macauley. The wildcard for this event is Felicity Palmateer.
2016 Men’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
Upcoming Round 1 Heats:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores, Taj Burrow, Alex Ribiero
Heat 2: Julian Wilson, Kai Otton, Adam Melling
Heat 3: Matt Wilkinson, Stu Kennedy, Dusty Payne
Heat 4: Italo Ferreira, Kanoa Igarashi, Jack Robinson
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina, Davey Cathels, Leonardo Fioravanti
Heat 6: Adriano DeSouza, Keanu Asing, Jacob Wilcox
Heat 7: Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez, Alejo Muniz
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, Jay Davies
2016 Women’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
Upcoming Round 1 Heats:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb, Bianca Buitendag, Keely Andrew
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons, Malia Manuel, Chelsea Tuach
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue, Alessa Quizon, Felicity Palmateer
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
So log in and trade your teams NOW for the 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro on FantasySurfer.com. As we have been from Day 1, Fantasy Surfer is free to play and always will be.