Your Essential Guide To Margaret River During The 2016 Margaret River Pro!

Friday, April 08, 2016
Your Essential Guide To Margaret River During The 2016 Margaret River Pro!

The 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has started, and the we've seen some epic surfing so far out at Surfers Point, Margaret River!  Big ups to our mate Joel "Parko" Parkinson for smashing his first heat!  But the boys and girls can't surf all day, so while you're in the stunning Margaret River region, make sure you get out and about to explore this absolutely incredible part of the world, with our Essential Guide to what's going on around the Margaret River region throughout the 2016 Margaret River Pro!

An Epic Day in the Vines with Wine for Dudes Wine Tours!

No surprises here …when you visit Margaret River, you really MUST do a Margaret River wine tour!!  Wine for Dudes love the Margaret River region and embrace the essence of surfing, with surf pros Joel Parkinson, Damian Hobgood, Kieran Perrow, Makua Rothman and Jordy Smith all having explored the incredible wines of our region with Wine for Dudes Wine Tours Margaret River!  Margaret River is home to some of the best grape growing conditions on the planet! And although Margaret River is a very young wine region, we are killing it when it comes to being recognized as some of the top wine producers in the world! Putting aside our famed world class wines, Margaret River is a humble and relaxing place with idyllic surrounds, ideal for enjoying the simplicities of life, fun, nature and creativeness. Wine for Dudes Wine Tours is the only Margaret River wine tour company to truly embrace the essence of Margaret River living into their tours, whilst showcasing the exceptional quality of Margaret River drops being produced! A fun, relaxed, yet highly informative experience awaits the dudes and dudettes who set out to discover Margaret River with Wine for Dudes! Wine for Dudes break down the barriers of tasting wine, eradicate the posh and pomp associated with it, and invite the Margaret River lifestyle into their tours. Keeping it local is important to the dudes crew, so incorporating local gourmet food producers, micro-breweries, musicians, artists and sights, is all included in a Wine for Dudes wine tour. Wine for Dudes is for dudes and dudettes of any age with an inquisitive mind, and thirsty palate! Wine for Dudes pick up and drop of in Margaret River, Busselton and Dunsborough every day, and have everything from Group Tours, to Private Charters, to Luxury transport. Regardless of if you’re a wine connoisseur, or just starting to penetrate the world of wine, a day out with Wine for Dudes Wine Tours is the perfect way to explore all the delights of the Margaret River wine region!

Local Artists Playing Live!

Photo of local musician Michael Triscari, by local photographer Tom Pearsall of Driftwood Photography!

The Margaret River region is home to some incredibly talented local musicians, and the Margaret River events calendar is pumping over the pro with awesome local Margaret River artists playing at epic Margaret River venues throughout the 2016 Margaret River Pro.  Check out whose playing where, this week in Margaret River...

Sunday, 10 April '16  |  Swings and Roundabouts WineryCassandra Charlick one of the Margaret Rivers most stunning Jazz artists playing from 12 - 3pm  |  Free Entry!

Sunday, 10 April '16 Brewhouse Brewery |  4pm Michael Triscari, supported by Lee Cummings |  Followed by a power set by DJ Private Pickle at 7pm  |  Free Entry!

Thurs, 14 April '16  |   Settlers Tavern |  Ok, so they're not local, but this one is gonna be a killer! Tijuana Cartel hits the stage, supported by A Conscious Coup |  Tickets on sale now!

Friday, 15 April '16  |  Margaret River Cultural Centre |  7pm Blue Child Collective screens their own documentary on adventure, travel and recording music, followed by a live set!  | Tickets on sale now $20  |  Bar open from 6pm!

Sunday, 17 April '16  |  Swings and Roundabouts Winery |  The beautiful Michelle Spriggs will be livening up the lawn from 12 - 3pm  |  Free Entry! 

Sunday, 17 April '16  |  Settlers Tavern |  If you miss them at the Arts Centre, make sure you check out Blue Child Collective from 3pm  |  Free Entry!

Artists of the Open Studios!

Kelly Slater - by Aidan Lee Smith!

The Margaret River Region Open Studios runs from 9 - 24 April '16, and is the biggest art event in Western Australia!  Open Studios offers art lovers the rare opportunity to visit private art studios which may not otherwise be open to the public, where you can meet the artists and view the creation of their works as it happens!

Stretching the entire Cape Naturaliste coastline, and featuring up to 120 emerging and established artists, working across many art categories including painters, photographers, jewellers, sculptures and up-cycle artists!  Entry is free to every studio!

Some of our favourite local Margaret River Artists include abstract painter Aidan Lee Smith, surf painter Adam Stanley, and photographer Russell Ord!

SurfAid Corporate Cup

The SurfAid Cup is a surfing contest to raise funds for not-profit humanitarian organisation SurfAid, whose aim is to mprove the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected through surfing.  The SurfAid Corporate Cup is being held at Surfers Point, Margaret River during the 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro on Sunday 10 April. Proudly supported by Surfing WA. A tag team style event - four surfers per team plus one pro/legend surfer from the selection pool. Team members must be either from the same company, profession, industry or trade. The top fundraising teams get to choose their pro surfer in order of their team’s fundraising results. Each team must reach a fundraising goal of $5,000. The team that raises the most will walk away with the SurfAid Cup fundraising trophy. 10 teams will battle it out on the day....who will win The Cup?