Western Australia Margaret River Pro

Thursday, 11th April 2024 - Sunday, 21st April 2024


The Western Australia Margaret River Pro is one of only two Australian events on the prestigious World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT), with the world’s top professional surfers travelling to Margaret River to compete.

The 2024 tour returns to Margaret River for 10 days from 11 April and once again the event will be positioned as the mid-season decider. This means you can expect to see the world’s best surfers put everything on the line to advance to second half of the world tour.

Spectators can watch all the action live and free at Surfers Point, with the bulk of the competition taking place on Main Break and The Box.

The event hub has a true festival vibe with big screens showing replays, expert commentary, food trucks and merchandise stands. But perhaps best of all, young hopefuls can get up close and personal with their surfing stars who take their time after each heat to chat to groms who line the walkway to collect autographs and selfies.

See the 2024 Western Australia Margaret River Pro Event Guide for all the details.

Important information

  • When will the competition be ‘on’?:  Each morning, the WSL decides when to run the event, based on the forecast and live surf conditions. To check if the event is ‘on’, ‘off’ or ‘on hold’ go to Instagram @wsl or sign up for updates through the WSL app.  The surfing action will take place between 7.00am – 5.00pm during ‘on’ days and entry is free to all attendees. The event site is still accessible even when the event isn’t running, but site activations will be set around the competition schedule.
  • Parking: Midweek parking will be available at Riflebutts Reserve on surfing competition days, midweek. Weekend parking will only be available at McLeods Paddock (opposite Margaret River Golf Club) to catch the shuttle bus to Surfers Point.  The Surfers Point car park will not be accessible during the event build, activation or pack-down.
  • Shuttle buses: Will run on the weekends – leaving from near the Margaret River Golf Club to Surfers Point. Buses will run from 8am to 4pm daily depending on how the competition is running. There is no time schedule for buses as they operate on rotation based on competition schedule.
  • Bike racks:  There will be extra racking for bikes and scooters on site.
  • Dogs: No dogs are allowed at the event site.
  • Rivermouth access: Pedestrians will be able to access the Rivermouth at all times during the event. Vehicles can access the Rivermouth Beach carpark using Rivermouth Road on days the competition is not running.
  • Accessibility: There is a designated parking bays (ACROD permits) with accessibility paths of travel and toilets at the event site. Assistance animals are welcome at the event and on the shuttle bus, with identification.
  • Merchandise: Available at the site and online.
  • For more info: Check out our tips for doing the Margaret River Pro, like a pro.

More about the tour

The World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (CT) consists of 10 events in seven countries. The Margaret River Pro is positioned as the mid-season decider. That is, it’s the last stop on the first half of the tour. After the event the field of 36 men is cut to 24, while the women’s field drops from 18 to 12, based on their performances in the first five tour events.

Only these top-performing surfers, together with two men’s and two women’s wildcard competitors, will advance to compete for the coveted World Titles in the final five events. The surfers that make the mid-season cut will also automatically qualify for the start of the following year’s World Championship Tour.

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