Tyler Wright Wins Roxy Pro France
Tyler Wright Wins 2015 Roxy Pro France
(Top Tyler Wright hangs in tight, Photo by Poullenot / WSL)
16th October 2015 – Clean 6 foot waves at Cul Nus in Hossegor, France were the line up for a great win and the 2nd in a row for Tyler Wright. The 2015 Roxy Pro France was a roller coaster ride which saw Courtney Conlogue knocked out early for Carissa Moore to take back the leader’s jersey and rookie Tatiana Weston-Webb to make her first Championship Tour final.
Tyler Wright (Australia), 21, dominated the Roxy Pro France Final, unleashing her powerful surfing in clean conditions to score two excellent rides including a beautiful forehand barrel and combinations of turns. Her impeccable wave selection left her opponent scouring the lineup for leftovers as Wright milked the longest, cleanest waves on offer at Culs Nus.
Wright claims back-to-back Roxy Pro France titles and moves up to 5th on the Jeep Leaderboard before the final stop in Hawaii. Today’s victory marks the Australian’s first CT win of 2015.
“I was just feeling it, I was looking at the waves before and I knew it was going to be good,” Wright stated. “It was kind of tricky, I was very selective. This whole season has been super interesting, and I just found out the difference between someone who cares and someone who doesn’t, and I care. I couldn’t have done any of this without Owen and Matt my shaper and the rest of my family, I’m pretty stoked!”
In the second Semifinal, new Jeep rankings leader Carissa Moore (HAW), 23, had a shocker performance, only able to find two average waves and minimal scores. Despite this Moore was one of the form surfers of the Roxy Pro France and will carry her excellent rhythm into Maui for the World Title showdown.
ROXY PRO FRANCE FINAL RESULTS:
1- Tyler Wright (AUS) 17.10
2- Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 10.93
ROXY PRO FRANCE SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 6.87 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 4.43
SF 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 11.27 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 3.83
WSL Women’s Top 5 (after Roxy Pro France):
- Carissa Moore (HAW) 59,500 pts
- Courtney Conlogue (USA) 58,600 pts
- Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 51,200 pts
- Lakey Peterson (USA) 47,000 pts
- Tyler Wright (AUS) 45,200 pts