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Western Australia Margaret River Pro Called OFF This Evening, Finals Day Tomorrow

Finals Day Starts Tomorrow Morning at 6:45 AM AWST, World’s Best Surfers To Battle for Margaret River Pro Event Titles Tomorrow, More Mid-Season Cut Scenarios at Play in Upcoming Heats

22/Abr/2024 - WSL

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia, Australia (Saturday, April 20, 2024) - The Western Australia Margaret River Pro, Stop No. 5 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), is OFF for the day after a late afternoon call and will now host a massive Finals Day tomorrow. Tomorrow's Finals Day will start at 6:45 a.m. AWST with the men's Round of 16 and men's Quarterfinals overlapping with 40-minute heats, followed by the women's Quarterfinals with overlapping heats at 40 minutes. The women's and men's Semifinals and Finals will be normal heats, with the time determined tomorrow morning. 

If Gabriela Bryan (HAW) wins Quarterfinal 1 against India Robinson (AUS), she will make the Cut. If Robinson wins, she must win the entire event to qualify for the back half of the season. 

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) will also need to win the entire event to make the Cut. The CT veteran will face rookie Sawyer Lindblad (USA) in Quarterfinal 4 tomorrow. 

Lakey Peterson (USA) will make the cut if Lindblad does not make the Final, and neither Robinson nor Fitzgibbons win. Peterson wins the tie-breaker against Lindblad should Lindblad finish in third. 

On the men’s side in the remaining Round of 16, two major heats will hold the fate of multiple surfers hoping to continue onto the back half of the 2024 CT season. 

Seth Moniz (HAW) will be first up today against World No. 2 Ethan Ewing (AUS). The Hawaiian will make the Cut if he defeats the Australian in this matchup. Should he lose, he will be relegated as Samuel Pupo (BRA) would beat Moniz on a tie-breaker. 

For Heat 6, Caio Ibelli (BRA) will face Jordy Smith (RSA). Connor O'Leary (JPN), who was eliminated in the previous round, will make the Cut should Moniz or Ibelli lose. Yago Dora (BRA) will make the Cut if both Moniz and Ibelli are eliminated.

Western Australia Margaret River Pro Men’s Round of 16 Remaining Matchups (Heats 5 - 8): 

HEAT 5: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Seth Moniz (HAW)

HEAT 6: Jordy Smith (RSA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA)

HEAT 7: Jake Marshall (USA) vs. Imaikalani deVault (HAW)

HEAT 8: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Jack Robinson (AUS)

Western Australia Margaret River Pro Women’s Quarterfinal Matchups:

HEAT 1: India Robinson (AUS) vs. Gabriela Bryan (HAW)

HEAT 2: Molly Picklum (AUS) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRC)

HEAT 3: Caitlin Simmers (USA) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)

HEAT 4: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Sawyer Lindblad (USA)