Jack Robinson Cops Commissioner’s Wildcard For Margaret River
Fellow competitors fear move to The Box or North Point.
Jack Robinson, despite being only 18, is generally regarded as the best surfer at The Box and North Point, two of the very tubing and very right-hander potential locales for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. And, the WSL Commissioner’s Office have just allocated the young natural-footer one of two wildcards into the 2016 event.
“I feel very privileged to be chosen,” said Jack. “I can’t wait for the show to begin and I’m looking forward to competing on home turf and also considering the extra locations available this year.”
Mr Kieren Perrow has a discerning eye. His own skill at nasty waves on shallow reef is world class and he knows Jack is a serious threat and drawcard to the event.
Mr Jay Davies, who won last year’s trials and a spot in the main event, proved that local wildcards can really stir things up. He was a real charm to last year’s event, finishing fifth overall. To surf this year, he still needs to win the trials.
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Men’s Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores, Taj Burrow, Alejo Muniz
Heat 2: Julian Wilson, Kai Otton, Alex Ribeiro
Heat 3: Matt Wilkinson, Stuart Kennedy, Adam Melling
Heat 4: Italo Ferreira, Kanoa Igarashi, Dusty Payne
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina, Davey Cathels, TBD
Heat 6: Adriano de Souza, Keanu Asing, TBD
Heat 7: Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez, Jack Freestone
Heat 8: Nat Young, Caio Ibelli, Matt Banting
Heat 9: Joel Parkinson, Conner Coffin, Ryan Callinan
Heat 10: Kelly Slater, Kolohe Andino, Miguel Pupo
Heat 11: John John Florence, Adrian Buchan, Sebastian Zietz
Heat 12: Wiggolly Dantas, Josh Kerr, Jadson Andre
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Women’s Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb, Bianca Buitendag, Keely Andrew
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons, Malia Manuel, Chelsea Tuach
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue, Alessa Quizon, TBD
Heat 4: Carissa Moore, Sage Erickson, Laura Enever
Heat 5: Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, Coco Ho
Heat 6: Johanne Defay, Stephanie Gilmore, Bronte Macaulay
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