For years now I’ve been intending to come over to Western Australia to check out the 6 Star Margaret River Classic (which is now called the Drug Aware Pro). Today was the day with 8 foot solid predicted (it’s been flat for two days!). Got myself over here packing the big lens…but the first place we checked to see if the swell had come up was smooookin’. Like 6 foot dream pipes. Same around the corner. So the 30 minute drive further down to Margie’s was put on hold for another year – I’ll make it one day.
Kieren Perrow won the Drug Aware Pro today in 8 to 10 foot Margies main break beating Portugal’s Tiago Pires. Local Bronte surfer Jessi Miley-Dyer came second in the women’s to Brazilian Jacqueline Silva. Challenging conditions – especially when the southerly whipped up. No protection at Margies. website
No major swells predicted for Sydney this week. Tomorrow morning (Monday) should have a few waves early with offshores and 2-3 footers. With a 3 metre swell running in West Oz and 30 degrees predicted Monday-Wednesday its nearly worth while paying the $500 penalty for changing the air ticket…::uge