Less than month after the Margaret River Pro was cancelled the World Surf League has announced a make-up contest will take place no later than June 13th in Uluwatu in Indonesia. This means that the 24 remaining Margaret River Pro competitors (including the local wildcards) will all have the opportunity to compete.
"The cancellation of the Margaret River Pro was due to unique circumstances this season and we look forward to returning to Western Australia in 2019. After consulting with Surfing West Australia about completing the event in 2018, we felt that the shark activity that prompted the event cancellation had not significantly improved and returning was not in the best interests of the surfers this season. We extensively explored various alternatives before deciding to invest in completing the event at Uluwatu in Bali." - Sophie Goldschmidt, WSL CEO
The Margaret River Pro will return to the South West in 2019