- WSL / Kirstin Scholtz

The 2021 Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro presented by Corona is days away from kicking off, and with a booming forecast looming, things are about to get really interesting in Western Australia. Current leaders Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore are fronting the race to the WSL Finals, but with all kinds of movement on the WSL Leaderboard, the plot lines run deep. From bombing Main Break to kegging barrels at The Box, here's a sneak peek of what we may be in for when things get rolling at Margs:

Jack Robinson Heads Home

During the 2019 Margaret River Pro, the men's competition got moved over to The Box. This made for some pretty interesting heats, including the heat between local wildcard Jack Robinson and Brazilian Filipe Toledo in Round 4. The West Australian put on a fierce display of local knowledge, earning a heat total of 18.57 to eliminate Toledo. After a lackluster run in New South Wales, he's bound to be looking to make a statement back in his home waters.

MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - JUNE 1: Jack Robinson of Australia advances to Round 4 of the 2019 Margaret River Pro after winning Heat 9 of Round 3 at The Box on June 1, 2019 in Margaret River, Western Australia. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/WSL via Gett Jack Robinson was in rare form competing as a wildcard in the 2019 Margaret River Pro. - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Bring On The Swell

The official Surfline forecast is shaping up nicely for Margaret River. "Large to possible XL SW swell expected to open the event window Sunday and Monday, May 2nd-3rd Some uncertainty on wind for the 2nd, but the 3rd looks good to excellent at this time," reports forecaster Kevin Wallis. "Couple more rounds of solid surf possible the 5th-9th; wind likely trends onshore"

It was a day of massive surf at the Main Break for Rounds Three and Four of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. There is no shortage of swell in the short and long range charts, but wind conditions could become problematic. Whatever happens, there are waves on the way in some shape or form. - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Moore Matches Power With Power

Sitting 143 miles south of Perth, Margaret River is a sturdy A-Frame that allows for powerful carves and drawn out bottom turns. Current World Number 1 Moore utilized lessons learned throughout her life in Hawaii to take on the open-water break, winning the event in both 2013 and 2014. She has been on a roll since the start of the season and with the wave suiting her strong, committed approach, it will be exciting to see what she brings to the table this year.

Carissa Moore winning her Round Three heat. Carissa Moore laying it all on the rail during her memorable run in 2016. - WSL / Ed Sloane

Florence's Effortless Ability At The Box

During the 2019 Margaret River Pro, John John Florence stood out with his deep, unflinching barrel riding abilities. The Western Australian slab perfectly suited his style, allowing himself to get slotted in some crazy, below-sea-level tubes during competition. His momentum from this session helped carry him to an authoritative event win.

MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - JUNE 1: Two-time WSL Champion John John Florence of Hawaii advances to Round 4 of the 2019 Margaret River Pro after winning Heat 3 of Round 3 at The Box on June 1, 2019 in Margaret River, Western Australia. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/WSL via Getty Images) John John Florence standing tall in a deep on at The Box. - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Full Court Press

One of the most powerful surfers on the CT, Courtney Conlogue has a proven track record of success at Main Break. Coming off a solid run in New South Wales, culminating with a third-place finish at Narrabeen, she has to be one of the event favorites at Margaret River, especially given her love of big surf and the looming super-sized forecast.

MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - JUNE 2: Courtney Conlogue of the United States is eliminated from the 2019 Margaret River Pro with an equal 5th finish after placing second in Quarter Final Heat 1 at Main Break on June 2, 2019 in Margaret River, Wester Courtney Conlogue won at Margaret River in 2015 and hasn't finished lower than the Quarterfinals since the venue returned to the CT schedule in 2013. - WSL / Kelly Cestari

Wide Open West Oz

With over thirty miles of raw, exposed coastline, Western Australia is open to receiving a wide variety of swells and winds to light up its breaks. Whether it is decided to run at Main Break or The Box, some world-class surfing is about to go down in one of the world's most classic surf destinations.

Margaret River Exposed to raw, open-ocean swells, there's a reason Margaret River is one of the big-wave capitals of Australia. - WSL / Kirstin Scholtz
World Surf League
Download it for free on the App store. Download it for free on Google Play.