Josh Kerr: hiding in The Box | Photo: ASP/Kelly Cestari

The Box delivered flawless barrels, as the 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro decides the quarterfinalists at the iconic Western Australian slab.

Jordy Smith and Miguel Pupo became the first ever surfers to compete at The Box, with both taking heavy wipeouts while battling for a slot in the Quarterfinals.

Smith logged the first score of significance, posting a 6.33 for a solid forehand tube. The South African followed up with a mid-range score shortly after and placed the heat out of reach for the Brazilian goofy-footer.


Mick Fanning: fine-tuning the mindset | Photo: Quiksilver

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Margaret River Wineries: cups for everyone

The Margaret River Wineries team has claimed the SurfAid Cup, in Western Australia, with a last-second ride secured in solid six-foot surf.

The MR Wineries scored 51.90 to narrowly defeat HSF, also known as the "Bar" Boys (51.80), with Macquarie WA third (42.67) and defending champions CineAds fourth (36.77).

The winning team - Brendan Carr (Xanadu Wines), Jarod Bawden (Stella Bella), Sam Castleden (Rosily Wines) and Adam Elton (Voyager Estate), plus local ripper Luke Campbell – won with five seconds to spare when Bawden caught the final wave to overtake HSF.