Oakley Signs Young Super Talent Tyler Wright To The Team
Recently crowned ISA U18 world champion, pro Surfer and young super talent Tyler Wright has just signed a 3 year eyewear contract with Oakley.
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 finished 2nd on the Australian Pro Junior Ratings for 2009 and has already experienced a WCT victory winning the 2008 Beachley Classic at the tender age of 14 where she broke a record for being the youngest winner of a CT event.
“Having goals, focusing on my own game plan and setting no expectations” is the mantra Tyler lives by, and she credits this philosophy in helping her stay calm in competition. Her family moved from the South Coast of NSW to Lennox Head in Northern NSW recently and she has placed her surfing career as her number one priority and true focus.
Wright 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.
Along with her maiden World Tour victory last year, 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.
Tyler 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.
“I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Oakley team! Oakley has sick eyewear and I am super impressed with all the technical features. One of my goals over beyond reaching my potential in my surfing is to inspire young women to follow the star within their own heart and commit to their passion,” said Tyler.“We are proud to have this extremely talented fifteen year old surfer on board the O. Tyler definitely has the potential and is heading in the right direction to win an ASP World Title,” stated Seth Hulley, Oakley Surf Team Manage for Australia.