It was a day to remember on the Gold Coast with two very excited an emotional Roxy Pro champions, Matt Wilkinson and Tyler Wright.
Tyler fought through the early rounds and remained composed and focused throughout the finals. She was up against 2015 world number two in Courtney Conlogue who put up an incredible performance and pushed Tyler until the very end.
Tyler was chaired up the beach by two of her brothers and ran immediately up to Owen Wright, her eldest brother who was watching on from a VIP area with pride. Owen is currently out with a serious head injuring following a heavy wipeout at Pipeline last year. Needless to say, both siblings went to water, elated at the success that Tyler strongly credits to her family.
Tyler goes into the next World Tour event, the Rip Curl Pro – Bells Beach Australia in the yellow leaders jersey. The Rip Curl Pro kicks off on March 23 and is not to be missed!