Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2017

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2017

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell's Pundit Picks 2017

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Drug Aware Margaret River Pro pundit picks for 2017. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: Mick, SeaBass, Kolohe

COLD: Toledo, Gouvea, Igarashi

A CHANCE: JJF, Jordy, Coffin, Owen, Morais

– Groundswell -more-

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2016

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2016

Here are the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro past results and winners from 2014-2016.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2016 Sebastian Zietz Julian Wilson Joel Parkinson
Italo Ferreira
Nat Young
Leonardo Fioravanti
Kolohe Andino
Caio Ibelli
Matt Wilkinson
Adrian Buchan
Gabriel Medina
Jordy Smith
2015 Adriano de Souza John John Florence Nat Young
Taj Burrow
Jay Davies
Michel Bourez
Julian Wilson
Kelly Slater
Jeremy Flores
Sebastian Zietz
Owen Wright
Josh Kerr
2014 Michel Bourez Josh Kerr Dede Burbidge
Kelly Slater
Jordy Smith
Gabriel Medina
Joel Parkinson
Nat Young
Miguel Pupo
Yadin Nicol
Filipe Toledo
Adriano De Souza

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane’s Passion Picks

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane’s Passion Picks 2016

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane's Passion Picks 2016

Jimmicane’s Passion Picks

Surfing Magazine’s Jimmicane gives his passion picks for the 2016 Margaret River Pro, the 3rd stop on the WSL Championship Tour.

I’m currently sitting on a plane headed to Western Australia for the first time ever.

Conner
JJF
Julian
Taj
Slater
Kerr
Medina
Robinson

– Jimmicane -more-

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell’s Pundit Picks 2016

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Groundswell's Pundit Picks 2016

Groundswell’s detailed write-up

Groundswell, the Fantasy Surfer forum moderator, lays down his Hot & Cold Drug Aware Margaret River Pro pundit picks for 2016. For his detailed write-ups and other WSL contest picks, check out his forum posts.

HOT: ADS, JJF, Conner

COLD: Slater, Jadson, Igarashi

ROLLS THOSE DICE: Kerr, Parko, Melling

BEWARE: Freestone, Muniz, Fanning

– Groundswell -more-

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Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2016

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2016

Shea’s detailed write-up

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks his team for the 2016 contest in West Oz.

Much like Bells, Margaret River is exposed to the brunt of open-ocean swells and the unruly weather associated with them. The waves at Main Break are a challenging mix of slabbing lefts and rights, wrought with constantly morphing sections and sloping walls that shift with the tides. In the past, surfers who’ve shined at Margarets were able to have the foresight and good sense to switch out their equipment based on the ever-changing lineup. When it came to picking my Fantasy Team, I opted for surfers who could adjust well and roll with the myriad conditions on offer in WA.

– Shea Lopez -more-

Kelly Slater $6,500,000
Joel Parkinson $7,000,000
Conner Coffin $4,000,000
Matt Wilkinson $7,500,000
Caio Ibelli $5,000,000
Josh Kerr $6,000,000
Jordy Smith $7,000,000
John John Florence $7,000,000

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Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2015

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Past Results 2014-2015

Here are the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro past results and winners from 2014-2015.

Winner Runner-up Semis Quarters R5
2015 Adriano de Souza John John Florence Nat Young
Taj Burrow
Jay Davies
Michel Bourez
Julian Wilson
Kelly Slater
Jeremy Flores
Sebastian Zietz
Owen Wright
Josh Kerr
2014 Michel Bourez Josh Kerr Dede Burbidge
Kelly Slater
Jordy Smith
Gabriel Medina
Joel Parkinson
Nat Young
Miguel Pupo
Yadin Nicol
Filipe Toledo
Adriano De Souza

Margaret River Pro: Ross Williams Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Margaret River Pro: Ross Williams Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em 2015

Margaret River Pro: Ross Williams Start 'Em, Sit 'Em 2015

Ross Williams’ picks

Ross Williams gives his start ’em, sit ’em pundit pick list for the 2015 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, the third stop on the WSL Championship Tour.

Start ‘Em: Kerr, Slater, CJ
Sit ‘Em: Jordy, Banting, Ricardo
Darkhorse: Flores

By now you’ve heard about the purple blob that is on a direct course for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. You’d probably pick Shane Dorian and Mark Healey if you could, because the comp zone may resemble Waimea more than Main Break!

The Filipe Toledo Show might get iced out for now as the conditions are going to be the farthest thing from the reverse-air playground we’ve seen in the first two events. What’s so awesome is that guys like Filipe can show us that they will charge in the heavy stuff! You never know who might just come out of the cowboy closet and flex their charging muscles. With that said, this circus just got super interesting, making picking your lineup pretty challenging.

– Ross Williams -more-

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Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2015

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks 2015

Shea’s detailed write-up

Margaret River Pro: Shea Lopez Pundit Picks his team for the 2015 contest in West Oz.

While the past few events haven’t offered up much in the way of decent surf, Margaret River is staring down a massive swell-spawning purple blob which should finally give us an opportunity to take in some real action from the world’s best. And man, do the 34 need to let off the steam that has been building due to a lack of surf this season. When Margaret’s is over 6 foot, it becomes an open-ocean venue, requiring an entirely new skill set to dominate. It’s always interesting see who has the meat to throw around a big board on a large workable wall. For this event, my FS team is composed of surfers with the experience and skill to successfully navigate the fiery, open-ocean conditions we’re hoping to see for this comp.

– Shea Lopez -more-

Kelly Slater $10,000,000
Fred Patacchia $5,000,000
Jordy Smith $9,7500,000
Owen Wright $7,500,000
CJ Hobgood $3,000,000
Michel Bourez $8,000,000
Bede Durbidge $6,000,000
Alejo Muniz $1,500,000

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Margaret River Pro Wildcards: Alejo Muniz & Jay Davies

Margaret River Pro Wildcards: Alejo Muniz & Jay Davies 2015

Margaret River Pro Wildcards: Alejo Muniz & Jay Davies 2015

Margaret River Pro Wildcards

Alejo Muniz & Jay Davies will be the wildcards in the 2015 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Alejo received the wildcard for being on the top of the QS rankings and will surf in Round 1 against Medina and Freddy-P. Jay won the trials and will surf against Mick and Wilko.

Jay hadn’t been in a contest jersey since the trials for this event last year, and on that occasion he didn’t make it past the opening rounds. Things were different today though; He surfed four heats, losing in the first, no-losers round and then winning each of the following scraps. -more-

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane’s Passion Picks

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane’s Passion Picks 2015

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: Jimmicane's Passion Picks 2015

Jimmicane’s Passion Picks

Surfing Magazine’s Jimmicane gives his passion picks for the 2015 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

Pick ’em
The Elite: Kerr, Fanning
The Grinders: JJF, Parko, Slater, Bede
The Strugglers: Bourez, Dusty

Maybe consider
The Elite: Nat
The Grinders: Medina
The Strugglers: CJ

I have some good news and some bad news as the MWCT (Mushy Wave Championship Tour) continues at Main Break Margaret River. The good news: A huge swell coincides with the start of the waiting period and it should continue to pump for multiple days. The bad news: It takes Commissioner Kieren Perrow approximately two hours of getting barreled at The Box before he can comfortably make a call to change locations. Oh, and permits don’t allow for North Point.

– Jimmicane -more-

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