Tyler Wright (surfer)

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Tyler Wright
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Tyler Wright at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach 2016
Personal information
Born 31 March 1994 (age 22)
Culburra Beach, New South Wales
Residence Gerroa, New South Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 149 lb (68 kg)
Surfing career
Best year 1st - WSL World Tour (2016)
Career earnings $933,450 (USD)
Sponsors Rip Curl, Monster Energy Drink, Oakley, Ocean and Earth, Power Base Fins[1]
Major achievements 11 WSL World Tour event wins
Surfing specifications
Stance Regular

Tyler Wright (born March 31, 1994) is an Australian professional surfer on the WSL World Tour.[2][3] She is the younger sister of professional surfer Owen Wright. Tyler Wright is the 2016 WSL Women's World Champion coached and taught by Darren Chapman 21 Australia

Early life[edit]

Wright, from a close-knit surfing family, grew up at Culburra Beach, a surf spot about two hours south of Sydney near Nowra.[4] Her four siblings are Owen, Kirby, Mikey, and Tim. Parents Rob, a passionate surfer, and Fiona used to drive the whole family around Australia following the amateur scene.[5]


Wright showed precocious talent and at just 14 she overtook multiple champions, some twice her age, to become the youngest-ever winner of a Championship Tour event,[6] Layne Beachley's Beachley Classic in 2008.[4]


Australian ABC featured her in their biographic documentary program Australian Story on national television, March, 2017.[6]

Career victories[edit]

WSL World Tour Wins
Year Event Venue Country
2008 Beachley Classic Manly Beach  Australia
2010 O'Neill Women's World Cup Sunset Beach, Hawaii  United States
2013 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Kirra, Queensland  Australia
2013 Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
2014 U.S. Open of Surfing Huntington Beach, California  United States
2014 Roxy Pro France Soorts-Hossegor  France
2015 Roxy Pro France Soorts-Hossegor  France
2016 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Snapper Rocks  Australia
2016 Drug Aware Pro Margaret River Margaret River  Australia
2016 Oi Rio Pro Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
2016 Swatch Women's Pro Trestles San Clemente  United States


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