World Championship Tour leader Matt Wilkinson will compete against Lennox Head surfers Stu Kennedy and Adam Melling in the first round of the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River.
World Championship Tour leader Matt Wilkinson will compete against Lennox Head surfers Stu Kennedy and Adam Melling in the first round of the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River. Liana Turner

It’s Byron v Lennox in first round of WA pro surf comp

IT WILL be an all Far North Coast affair in the first round heat of the Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River in Western Australia this week.

Lennox Head surfers Stu Kennedy and Adam Melling will surf against each other and Byron Bay's Matt Wilkinson in the same heat when the competition starts tomorrow.

Wilkinson has been the success story of the season so far winning the first two events after years of chasing a maiden CT event win.

"I guess I didn't want my career to end and be wondering if I could have done better," Wilkinson said.

"I've been working on a lot of little things, but if you improve (a little bit) across different parts of yourself, then that makes you a better surfer.

"I'm looking to keep it rolling. I love Western Australia and I'll be getting out there as soon as possible."

Meanwhile, former Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright will be looking for another big performance after winning the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast

She was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Rip Curl Pro at Bell Beach, Victoria last week.

The Margaret River Pro is the final event of the Australian leg of the tour before it heads to Brazil next month.



Homeless man charged over $16k Byron Bay jewellery haul

Homeless man charged over $16k Byron Bay jewellery haul

He was living in nearby bushland at the time

WATCH: Car crash video sparks debate over new road rule

WATCH: Car crash video sparks debate over new road rule

'Nothing but a dangerous revenue raising scam'

GALLERY: Nimbin show turns on the charm

premium_icon GALLERY: Nimbin show turns on the charm

Were you spotted at the Nimbin Show?

Local Partners