The World Surf League (WSL) has announced today that they will finish the previously cancelled Margaret River Pro, at Bali’s Uluwatu this June. The third Championship Tour (CT) event this year, the Margaret River Pro was cut short after multiple shark attacks in the Western Australia near the event.
As the WSL said in the press release Thursday, “The event will commence within 48 hours after the conclusion of the Corona Bali Pro at Keramas, and finish no later than June 13, 2018. In the men’s event, 24 competitors remain in the field and competition will recommence with Round 3. In the women’s event, eight competitors remain in the field and competition will recommence with the Quarterfinals.”
It will mark the first time since 2008 that the CT is returning to Uluwatu, when they held the Rip Curl Search event at the famed lefthander. Coinciding with the re-addition of a CT event at Keramas (which hasn’t been held since 2013), the CT is back in Indonesia.
This also marks a great sign for the goofyfooters on tour who may feel there are more rights than lefts on the CT. Goofyfooter, Owen Wright, said in the press release: “I love Western Australia and I’m looking forward to coming back in 2019 but it’s awesome that we’re going to complete the event this season at Uluwatu. It’s a high-performance wave and I’m frothing to get out there. It’s great that the WSL is investing in completing the event’s competition.”
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