Wildcard win puts surfer in Pro event

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Jacob Willcox celebrates his wildcard win for the Bells Beach Pro.
Camera IconJacob Willcox celebrates his wildcard win for the Bells Beach Pro.

Margaret River professional surfer Jacob Willcox has won his way to the Bells Beach Pro as a wildcard.

It will be Willcox’s second appearance at Bells Beach after receiving the wildcard in 2013 to the prestigious event.

Willcox beat Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc) and American Crosby Colapinto in the Rip Curl Team Trials on Tuesday. Victorian Harry Mann claimed the other spot in what will be his maiden entry to the contest, which leads into the Margaret River Pro in May.

In the women’s trials, Kobie En-right from Coolangatta claimed her second straight entry into the Rip Curl Pro, besting a stacked final of Alyssa Spencer (the US), India Robinson (Jan Juc) and Leilani McGonagle (Costa Rica).

Enright was unstoppable on her way to a heat total of 13.27 points.

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Small waves greeted competitors on day two of the competition.

The Bells Beach Pro started on Wednesday and finishes on April 27.

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