Support For Margaret River Pro Extended Until 2028

  • New agreement locks in Western Australian Margaret River Pro for four years until 2028
  • Event brings more than 50 of the world’s top surfers to Margaret River annually to tackle the famous swell at Main Break
  • Delivered 3,500 visitors and more than $8 million for WA economy last year
  • Supported by the Cook Government

The Cook Government has secured the future of the Western Australian Margaret River Pro until 2028 under a new multi-year sponsorship agreement with the World Surf League (WSL).

As a WSL Championship Tour event, the Pro attracts surfing’s global elite, with the world’s best men and women surfers competing for championship points.

The Western Australian Margaret River Pro has been held in Margaret River in various forms since 1985 and proudly supported by the WA Government for 25 years, since 1999.

The 2024 event marks the tenth year of Western Australia hosting a round of the prestigious World Championship Tour.

The surf competition is a proven visitor drawcard for the area, with the 2023 event attracting more than 3,500 visitors to the Margaret River region, injecting more than $8 million into the South West economy.

The event also showcases the Margaret River region to audiences around the world through its global media coverage and online broadcast, as well as through the social media profiles of celebrity surfers, including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Caroline Marks, Tyler Wright, Jack Robinson and Gabriel Medina.

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As stated by Premier Roger Cook:

“Western Australia has built a strong reputation as a world-class host of major sporting events, and it’s iconic competitions like the Margaret River Pro that further build on that.

“The continued presence of this important fixture in the surfing calendar is a testament to Margaret River’s reputation in the surfing world.

“We look forward to continuing to welcome surfers, staff and fans from across the globe to Main Break this year and for many more years to come.”

As stated by Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“The Margaret River Pro has long been a staple in Western Australia’s calendar of major events, and we are very proud to be locking in our support for this event for another four years.

“This event brings thousands of visitors to the beautiful South West, home to rugged coastlines, ancient jarrah forests and so much more, and supports our regional businesses and communities.

“I encourage visitors attending the Pro to get out and explore the wineries, restaurants, breweries, and artisan crafters dotted throughout Margaret River’s stunning natural landscape that are truly first class.”

As stated by Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie:

“We know how important this event is for our local economy here in the region, bringing in fantastic job opportunities and providing valuable boosts to local businesses and operators.

“I’m stoked that some of the world’s best surfers – including our own home-grown talent – along with the thousands of visitors this event attracts, will be coming back to Margs for the next four years.

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