Tyler Wright Wins Roxy Pro and Shakes Up World Tour

Tyler Wright in the Roxy Pro finals PHOTO: ASP / Scholtz

Tyler Wright in the Roxy Pro finals PHOTO: ASP / Scholtz

It took a few days of the waiting period to get moving but boy are we happy they waited, with some amazing clear skies and perfect 3-5 foot waves on the French coast at Hossegor. The top 17 female surfers in the world pushed their limits and paddled amongst some sizzling world title race steam.

Tyler Wright made the world stand up and watch as she cruised through her heats with some super fast turns and reos and knocking out Stephanie Gilmore in the quarter finals. We love Tylers fierce determination reflected in her sharp movements in the water. Props also to Johanne Defay who’s been staying busy with all kinds of comps lately. She held her own in the semis against Tyler looking confident and consistent but not able to turn on the high scoring waves to move through to the finals.

In semi number 2 Courtney took down Carissa Moore who was hoping for an event win to push her back into the top spot but the heat favoured Courtney who worked with her priority to gain the best and well timed waves to get her spot in the final.

The final was Tylers from the get-go with a new level of female surfing, incorporating power turns, aerials and high-speed surfing, the the Aussie girl scored the highest heat total of the event, an 18.53 out of a possible 20 – and the win. This girl makes airs look easy and there is no doubt with a bit of momentum we will see big results in the final 2 events.

“The conditions were so fun out there and I just got into a great rhythm,” Wright said. “I think my first four waves were all over 9 points so I was really having fun. I’ve had a lot of success here in France over the years and I’m rapt to put another win on the board for this year.”

Tyler not only got the chair carry up the beach for the Roxy Pro but has moved herself into 2nd place on the world title ladder pushing Carissa Moore into 4th, Steph Gilmore into 3rd and Sally Fitz keeping her number one – Could we see Tyler with her first world title in 2014!?

The next stop on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championships will be the Casais Women’s Pro from October 1 – 7, 2014.

Current ASP Women’s WCT Top 5 (after Roxy Pro France):

  1. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 57,900 pts
  2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 56,200 pts
  3. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 55,950 pts
  4. Carissa Moore (HAW) 54,700 pts
  5. Malia Manuel (HAW) 38,850 pts



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