Tyler Wright (AUS) will match up against Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in the Semifinals. PIC ASP/Robertson
MARGARET RIVER, WA/Australia (Sunday, March 24, 2013) - The 2013 Men’s and Women’s Drug Aware Margaret River Pro champions will be crowned today. Competition has been called on starting with the Men’s Quarterfinals, followed by the Women’s Semifinals, Men’s Semifinals, Women’s Final then Men’s Final. The surf has backed off a touch from yesterday, but there’s still solid surf with cleaner faces.
Stop No. 2 of 8 on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the 2013 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has just four Semifinalists remaining. The four women left in the event are the same four Semifinalists from the season opening event on the Gold Coast and they have set themselves as frontrunners for the 2013 ASP Women’s World Title.
The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro is also the first men’s ASP PRIME rated event for the 2013 season, offering maximum points towards 2014 ASP World Championship Tour qualification campaigns. Now that we’re into the finals the points are massive, the prize-money is huge and the guys will be putting it all on the line to claim the event win.
“It’s Finals day and there’s a lot on the line,” ASP Australasia General Manager Dane Jordan said. “There’s ASP Women’s World Title points, men’s ASP WCT qualification points and a whole lot of prize-money. The surf is big and pumping and to get through this solid field of surfers in these conditions isn’t going to be easy.”
UPCOMING MEN’S QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY)
QF 2: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
QF 3: Jay Quinn (NZL) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
QF 4: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
WOMEN’S SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS:
SF 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
SF 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Tyler Wright (AUS)