In a major sporting coup for Western Australia, The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has been granted World Championship Tour (WCT) status by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).
ASP WCT status for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro will kick in next year for the women’s event and in 2014 for the men’s. Both ASP WCT licences extend until 2017. The men’s event will remain a Prime Event for 2014 and is again expected to attract the cream of Australia’s surf talent including 2012 World Champion Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, Owen Wright and Julian Wilson. Not to forget defending champion John John Florence and 11 x World Champion Kelly Slater.