Successful siblings in surfing, if you will forgive the alliteration, have a long history. The elder Hos, the Malloys, the Fletchers, the Hobgoods, the Padaratzes and the Gudauskases, to name but a few, have shared both elite success and DNA.
Tyler Wright claimed victory today at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro presented by Corona, the fourth stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour, after defeating Johanne Defay in an intense Final at the celebrated Praia de Itaúna in Saquarema.
Behind the scenes with your reigning Women’s World Champion. From the age of 14, Tyler Wright has been on the world stage. She’s gone through both triumph and tragedy in the public eye, and throughout it all, has stayed true to who she really is.
Reigning surfing world champion Tyler Wright has revealed she nearly quit the championship tour after her brother Owen Wright was seriously injured during a warm-up surf at Pipeline in Hawaii. At 21, Tyler became her brother’s primary carer. She felt at a crossroads: should she quit the tour to be by her brother’s side, or […]
Tyler Wright (AUS) has won the Maui Women’s Pro, the tenth and final stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT), after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore (HAW) in the Final.
There are a million different ways to describe this trip, but perhaps the most fitting is to say that it was unlike anything else. 2016 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright, Alana Blanchard and Nikki Van Dijk discover the nature of a journey like this – you never know what you’re going to get.
Growing up on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, with a family of passionate surfers, Tyler Wright was always destined for surfing greatness. Through the guidance of her older brothers she was hooked on the sport early, and due to her clear passion and insane talent, secured a sponsorship with Rip Curl in 2002 – a partnership that continues to this very day. At the age of 14 she found herself on the world’s stage – the highest level of surfing competition, the World Tour. Since then she has not only remained consistent but has excelled, finding herself on or near the top of the ladder almost every year. When it came to winning a World Title, it was never a question of “can”, but rather “when”. From everyone here at Rip Curl – CONGRATULATIONS TYLER! This win couldn’t be sweeter, or more deserved.
In a hard-fought Semifinal duel with three-time World Champion Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue’s valiant campaign to send the title race to Maui came to its conclusion, when she was unable to match the powerful Hawaiian’s backhand attack in wally lefts
Courtney Conlogue (USA) has won the Cascais Women’s Pro, Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after defeating Tyler Wright (AUS) in the Final in clean 5 foot (1.5 metre) surf at the back-up site of Guincho.
Jordy Smith’s world title hopes got a boost Wednesday with a huge win at the Hurley Pro. The big South African showcased his wide-ranging repertoire of power, flow and flair to get past Filipe Toledo and Joel Parkinson on the final day of competition.