Tyler Wright (surfer)

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Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright, Maui - 2017.jpg
Wright surfing at Honoloua Bay in the Maui Women's Pro, Maui 2017,
Personal information
Born (1994-03-31) March 31, 1994 (age 24)
Culburra Beach, New South Wales
ResidenceGerroa, New South Wales
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight149 lb (68 kg)
Surfing career
Best year1st - WSL World Tour (2016,2017)
Career earnings$1,271,200 (USD)
SponsorsRip Curl, Monster Energy Drink, Oakley, Ocean & Earth, Power Base Fins[1]
Major achievements13 x WSL World Tour event wins 2 x WSL Women's World Title (2016,2017)
Surfing specifications
StanceRegular

Tyler Wright (born March 31, 1994) is an Australian professional surfer on the WSL World Tour.[2][3] She is currently the back-to-back WSL Women's World Champion (2016, 2017).

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]

Career[edit]

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. Since joining the World Surf League Women's Championship Tour in 2011, Tyler has matured and grown from strength to strength culminating with World Titles in 2016 and 2017. To date Tyler's career wins include more than 13 World Tour events and 2 WSL Women's World Titles.[4]

Media[edit]

Australian TV channel 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
2016 Maui Women's Pro Maui  United States
2017 Oi Rio Women's Pro Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  Brazil

WSL World Championship Tour[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Roxy Pro Gold Coast 2nd 3rd 1st 5th 3rd 1st 5th
Rip Curl Pro 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 5th 5th 3rd
Margaret River Pro N/A N/A 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 2nd
Rio Pro 5th 9th 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st
Fiji Pro N/A N/A N/A 9th 9th 13th 3rd
US Open of Surfing 9th 9th 3rd 1st 13th 3rd 5th
Swatch Women's Pro at Trestles N/A N/A N/A 5th 5th 1st 9th
Cascais Women's Pro N/A N/A 5th 1st 9th 2nd 13th
Roxy Pro France 9th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
Maui Women's Pro N/A N/A N/A N/A 5th 1st 3rd
TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival 3rd 5th 9th N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beachley Classic 5th 3rd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rank 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 1st
Earnings $44,000 $47,500 $83,000 $259,000 $171,500 $400,500 $215,250

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