FALCON siblings Harry (23) and April McPherson (18) have been named as the local wildcards entries in the Mandurah Pro.
The Mandurah Pro is a World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 event.
They were nominated by the Mandurah Boardriders Club to fill the highly sought-after positions after some impressive performances at local, state and national level over the past year.
April McPherson has had an outstanding year, claiming back-to-back Open Women’s State Championships. She finished second behind Mia McCarthy at the Drug Aware WA Trials, the precursor event for the Margaret River Pro.
“I’m really excited; it’s an unbelievable opportunity to be named the Mandurah Pro women’s wildcard,” she said.
“I’ve been training really hard and surfing as much as possible in preparation.
“To have my brother Harry competing in the same event gives me great confidence as he’s always coached and supported me through my big events.”
Harry had a tremendous junior career and has represented WA multiple times.
“Yeah I’m stoked to be awarded the Mandurah Pro wildcard,” he said.
“Mandurah has some great waves, and it’ll be good to see surfers from across the planet heading to our hometown to compete.
“It’ll be awesome surfing alongside my sister April and flying the flag for Mandurah in front of all our family and friends.”
The pair will take on surfers from nine different countries. The competition starts on October 19 with the four-day event window spanning through to October 22.