Application lodged for Pro
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.