Ap­pli­ca­tion lodged for Pro

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Surf­ing WA has lodged an­other re­quest to use sev­eral lo­cal breaks ahead of next year’s Mar­garet River Pro, with this year’s ap­pli­ca­tion for five years.

Surfers Point, the Box and North Point are on Surf­ing WA’s hit list, but an ap­pli­ca­tion for Boa­tramps which sparked com­mu­nity anger last year, is not part of the ap­pli­ca­tion.

The ap­pli­ca­tion states all beaches will re­main open to the pub­lic and a li­censed area is sought for Surfers Point, al­though this year’s pe­riod of use is longer.

Next year’s Mar­garet River Pro is the last of the World Cham­pi­onship Tour con­tests guar­an­teed for the re­gion, de­spite the five-year per­mit, with the fu­ture of the event in limbo pend­ing fur­ther con­fir­ma­tion from the World Surf League.

It comes as Tourism WA helps with talks about re­lo­cat­ing the com­pe­ti­tion to Kal­barri, and fears about surfer safety af­ter last year’s Pro was aborted when two un­in­volved surfers were at­tacked by sharks dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

Pub­lic sub­mis­sions close on Thurs­day.

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