The infamous slab, The Box, hosted the first half of Round 1 heats for the 2015 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. The opening rides were as cringe-worthy as they were epic. Check out some of the big tumbles on opening day from Western Oz.
C.J. Hobgood (USA) was in exactly the wrong place when a wave at The Box stood up and deposited him on the flats below. The fall broke his board -- a loaner from Kelly Slater (USA) -- and sent him to the bottom of the heap.
The second day of action at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro delivered some stellar performances in challenging conditions. But The Box also exacted punishment from the Round 2 surfers who dared to take it on.