TYLER Wright has taken out the Roxy Pro in France on Monday.
The Australian bested Courtney Conlogue from the USA in a hard-fought final as a packed crowd looked on at the primary site of Les Gardians.
Incorporating power turns, aerials and high-speed surfing, Wright collected the highest heat total of the event, with a two wave total of 18.53.
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“The conditions were so fun out there and I just got into a great rhythm,” Wright said.
“I think my first four waves were all over 9 points so I was really having fun. I’ve had a lot of success here in France over the years and I’m rapt to put another win on the board for this year.”
Today’s win vaults Wright from 4th to 2nd on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour rankings and well within striking distance of a maiden world title heading into the final two events of the year.
“I feel like I’ve been surfing well all year but have had some tough luck in my heats,” Wright said.
“That said, I’ve managed to fly a little bit under the radar and keep myself in the race. It’s so tight up there at the top of the ratings so it should be a great finish to the year.”
Fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons, current ASP World No. 1, was ousted from competition this morning by eventual champion Wright in their Quarterfinal match.
Fitzgibbons retains the World No. 1 spot heading into Portugal.