Born into a dedicated surfing family, Tyler is making her mark in the surfing world having already defeated some of the top 17 female surfers on the planet and earned the critics’ praise as one to watch in coming years.
Tyler attracted the surfing world’s attention after she received a wildcard entry into the Beachley Classic after winning the Oakley trails in 2008. She went on and defeated some of the world’s leading surfers including Brazil’s Silvana Lima and ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, and claimed the biggest prize purse on the ASP World Women’s Tour. At only 14 years-old, Tyler broke a record for being the youngest winner of a CT event, both male and female.
Along with her maiden World Tour victory in 2008, Tyler won two junior events in 2009, being the Perth Sunsmart Pro Junior in May, and the Billabong Pro Junior at Bells Beach in October. She was part of a victorious Team Australia who regained the 2009 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Title in Salinas, Ecuador. Individually, Tyler won a gold medal for the U/18 Girls Title, giving her an immediate entry in the 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Trials.
Recently crowned ISA U18 world champion, pro Surfer and young super talent Tyler Wright will continue to focus on the Pro Junior Series and the World Qualifying Series in 2010 and in 2011 will aim to qualify for the World Championship Tour in 2012.
Q & A
Anything that I can jump around, sing and dance to (haha).
gelato, ice cream, food.
Cats, tripping in high heels when I get dressed up!
What's in the future?
Finish school, keep surfing for now and try the WQS.
Steph and Owen.