TYLER WRIGHT AT THE VANS US OPEN OF SURFING (ASP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR STOP 6 OF 10, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA
Tyler Wright (AUS), 20, reigned supreme on the final day of the Vans US Open of Surfing. Wright has been crowned champion of the Women’s event, stop No. 6 of 10 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour.
Wright battled back in her Final clash against five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 26, to collect her first victory of the 2014 season. Gilmore got off to a strong start, but Wright connected strong outside turns with critical snaps on the inside reform, earning an excellent 8.67 followed by a crucial 6.10 under Gilmore’s priority for the win. Wright previously dispatched of current Tour leader and 2013 World Champion – Carissa Moore (HAW), 21, in the Quarter Finals. Wright’s win at Huntington Beach moves her to No. 3 on the rankings.
“I’m really happy with how the week has turned out. I’m absolutely in love with my boards; Matt Biolos has done an incredible job. With the waves being below average average conditions for most of the contest, I think the girls made the most of it and put on a fantastic display of surfing. I couldn’t have done it without the on-going support of my family and crew!” – Tyler Wright
Vans US Open of Surfing Women’s Final Results: Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.77 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.16