Michel Bourez: maiden victory at Margaret River | Photo: ASP/Kelly Cestari

Michel Bourez has conquered the 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after beating Josh Kerr on the Main Break.

Bourez and Kerr were searching for their first career win in the Dream Tour. The bout got off to a slow start, but Bourez eventually lit up two consecutive waves scoring 6.33 and 7.57 with his patented forehand power.

Kerr answered back, delivering a full fledged attack on the Main Break rights, but Bourez continued to build momentum, adding an 8.33 to his score line to secure victory at the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Kerr finishes as runner-up for the second year in a row.

"It's such a good feeling to win, it's a dream come true. It was such a tough Heat out there because you don't know what to expect from Kerr. The Semifinal was like a Final. Surfing against Kelly Slater was a tough one so I had to really push my level up," explains Bourez.

"That 9.37 I got came out of nowhere. Kelly's still the greatest surfer ever so to beat him was wonderful. It's a long year and there are still nine contests to go so I need to focus on the next one and relax. I can't wait for Bells now, I have always liked that wave."

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the third stop on the 2014 ASP World Tour. The event will be surfed between 16th-27th April.

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Final:
Final: Michel Bourez (PYF) 15.90 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 12.44