Bronte Macaulay

Growing up and learning to surf at 9 years old in the surf-abundant Margaret River region of Western Australia, under the expert guidance of her father Dave, an iconic professional surfer from the 80s and 90s, it was almost inevitable that Bronte Macaulay would pursue the chance to carve out a career in competitive surfing.

After narrowly missing out on a spot in the 2016 Championship Tour, Bronte dedicated herself to reaching her dream by notching up solid performances on the QS and several CT events as a wild card and injury replacement, where she confidently proved she is a talented surfer to be watched, holding her own against seasoned tour professionals.

Bronte’s competitive surfing dream was realised at the end of the 2016 tour schedule, securing her place amongst the top 17 female surfers in the world, and no doubt set to make waves on the 2017 tour! Go Bronte!

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Reigning World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, wildcard Bronte Macaulay and 2014 #ROXYpro runner-up Bianca Buitendag hit the water this afternoon in the opening heat of the WSL World Tour event on the Gold Coast.

Day one of the ROXY pro
photo courtesy of WSL

In Heat 3, local hero Stephanie Gilmore came up against wildcard Bronte Macaulay and returned-to-form Silvana Lima. Facing tricky conditions and the changing tide, Silvana Lima came out on top, posting the highest heat score of 18.16.

South African Bianca Buitendag faced off against Coco Ho and Lakey Peterson in the final heat of the day, Heat 6. With Lakey narrowly taking out the win, Bianca will head into Round 2 looking for a win to progress into the next round.

Day one of the ROXY pro
Day one of the ROXY pro
photos courtesy of WSL

For the rest of the ROXY team is was time for a few party waves and some time out from watching the competition unfold.

Day one of the ROXY pro
Day one of the ROXY pro
Day one of the ROXY pro
Day one of the ROXY pro
Day one of the ROXY pro

Tune in tomorrow at 7.30am for the Morning Show and the official call and follow all the latest in contest on roxy.com/progoldcoast