About Bronte Macaulay
Bronte Macaulay is a second-generation pro from Western Australia. Her father Dave Macaulay was a veteran campaigner of the Tour in the 80s and early 90s who finished No. 3 in the world twice. Bronte was raised in Gracetown, a neighborhood of about 300 people eight miles north of Margaret River, but she learned to surf in the warm waters of the East Coast of Australia with her four siblings while on a cross-country caravan trip with her family when she was nine. At home in WA, Bronte has a strong bond with her sponsor and local surf shop, The Surfboard Room.
As her style developed back home she absorbed a lot of her father’s fundamental moves, most notably his inverted backhand attack and ferocious forehand snap. She began testing her approach in Qualifying Series events as early as 2011, but her first real stab at qualifying came in 2014 when she finished No. 14.
The very next year she fell just one spot shy of making the Championship Tour cut, but that was close enough to earn her some replacement spots in 2016, and when Lakey Peterson broke her ankle, Bronte got six shots against the world’s best, and made noise by knocking out Sally Fitzgibbons at Snapper and beating Stephanie Gilmore and Johanne Defay at home in Margaret River.
Meanwhile, she was leaving no doubt on the Qualifying Series, winning the Los Cabos open in Mexico on her way to finishing the season No. 2, and becoming an official Tour member in 2017. Her rookie season, however, was filled with hard knocks, and her confidence was shaken after a run of early exits. It wasn’t until the end of the season that she began to let go of the pressure she was feeling and started to have fun again, which was her biggest lesson learned.
It paid off with a huge semifinal finish at Honolua Bay, where she eliminated Sage Erickson and Carissa Moore. While she finished the season at No. 15, she secured her 2018 slot on Tour by way of a strong finish on the Qualifying Series. However, in 2019, she failed to build on that momentum only progressing to the Quarterfinals once.
Yet again though her QS form saved her and she entered 2020 looking to achieve the CT results her talent is capable of. With her optimistic outlook always intact, Macaulay plans on making the most of every moment and that’ll inevitably spell trouble for her peers.
Women's CT 2022#16
Avg. heat score10.89
|Hurley Pro Sunset Beach (REP)||17th||1,045||Gabriela Bryan|
|MEO Pro Portugal (REP)||9th||2,610||Carissa Moore|
|Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (REP)||5th||4,745||Tyler Wright|
|Margaret River Pro (REP)||3rd||6,085||Isabella Nichols|
|Roxy Pro G-Land (WILD)||3rd||6,085||Johanne Defay|
Check-out every excellent wave from the 2022 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach featuring surfing from Gabriela Bryan, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Johanne
Every 8 and up aka all the excellent waves. Watch the CT put their rails to work at unruly and immaculate Main Break.
The local books a spot in the Quarterfinals at one of her home breaks after a dominant performance against the Californian in Margaret
After back-to-back QS 10,000's Sage Erickson, Bronte Macaulay, and Isabella Nichols have solidified spots on the 2020 Championship Tour!
Amuro Tsuzuki claims the second-ever women's QS10,000 at the ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro.
The surfer from West Oz earns a 7.00 and eliminates Tatiana Weston-Webb in the Quarterfinals of the Roxy Pro.
George Pittar and Sarah Baum Finish Runner's Up at Merewether Beach as the WSL APAC Challenger Series Representatives Decided on Finals Day
Bronte Macaulay headlines a heavy day of competition, the superheat of the day unravels between world-class talents, plus San Clemente
The Championship Tour is moving up the Kam Highway for the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach, here are your wildcards and injury replacement surfers.
WSL Leaderboard frontrunners Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore set the pace at Strickland Bay, but there are more high-powered heats on tap.
After a successful stint in Hawaii, Macaulay's locked into preparing for the Australian leg of the Tour in some familiar waters.
The charger from Western Australia has struggled to translate her talent and the respect of her peers into Championship Tour points.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2009 Women's QS
Age29 Jan 9, 1994
Height5 ft, 6 in 167 cm
Weight132 lbs 60 kg