Organisers are preparing for four hectic days of competition at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro after a third consecutive lay day was called yesterday for WA's elite surfing event.
Officials made the call to postpone competition for the day in the men's Prime rated and women's WCT contests at noon.
ASP Australasia general manager Dane Jordan said it had been a frustrating but necessary decision.
"We were hopeful the swell was going to come up a bit more this afternoon but it hasn't eventuated," Jordan said.
"We are still looking good though. The swell is definitely going to pick up overnight and the winds are going to swing around.
"So potentially it's looking like a really good day of surfing tomorrow."
Jordan said he remained confident the event would be finished by Sunday and in good conditions.
"It's going to be four long days and will push all the surfers and officials," he said.
"Everyone is going to be working hard, but we are definitely going to get there and I think Sunday could be a really good day all round."
Yallingup's Taj Burrow, the Margaret River winner as an 18-year-old in 1997, is due to surf in the first men's heat, and 1999 world champion Mark Occhilupo in the fourth.
WA's Felicity Palmateer will compete in the women's third round, buoyed after a first-round heat win against five-times world champion Stephanie Gilmore last Saturday.Gilmore bounced back to her best the following day with a victory over Sofia Mulanovich.
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