Two weeks out from WA's premier surfing event, Margaret River is upping the ante with the swell ready for the taking.
Surfer Chris Ross, who was snapped off the South West this week, said the conditions for the event were peaking.
"Mid-March is when we start seeing the surf really ramp up down here and the last couple of days have been really good," he said.
Ross, 31, will not be entering this year's event, preferring to free surf without the pressure.
But fellow local Dino Adrian will be vying for an opportunity to go head-to-head with the world's best.
Adrian, 28, won the open men's event at the Margaret River Classic in November.
The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro starts on April 2 at Surfers Point in Prevelly.