World No. 1 Tyler Wright Surfs The Wave Garden Then off to Huntington Beach for U.S. Open
Tyler Wright surfs the Wave Garden in Spain.
Costa Mesa, CA (July 23rd, 2013): World No.1 ranked surfer Tyler Wright remains positive for her inaugural ASP World Championship campaign, despite a five-day flat spell in the Atlantic Ocean that forced the cancellation of the Roxy Pro, stop 6 of 8, on the ASP Women’s World Tour.
At this crucial stage on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world title race, teenage wonder Wright, is now focusing on the next event.
"It’s pretty crazy to sit through a week of no waves," said the 19 year-old, NSW, Lennox Head surfer.
"I came to France feeling really good and ready for competition so it's disappointing to not put a rash vest on. But, from here I just have to look ahead to the next event and ensure I am ready to put in my best performance."
In order to surf, Wright drove to Spain to a man-made wave pool that produces ride-able waves of 3ft (1metre).
"It was so cool to get in the water and surf some waves! I even got to test some new boards out so that will be a big help me in preparation of the next event," described an excited Wright.
On Sunday night, the ASP announced that the Roxy Pro will now be re-scheduled and surfed this September in Hossegor, South West France, which still leaves three events remaining to crown the 2013 ASP women’s world champion.
Wright currently leads the ASP rankings on 40,000 rating points ahead of her closest rival Carissa Moore (Haw) on 38,200 points, with Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) in third on 34,200 points.
"I started the year thinking I would compete in eight events so I think this is a good solution. The talent on tour is exceptional and it’s going to be a really closely contested end to the year," explained Wright.
Surfing’s frontrunner now heads to the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California where competition will commence on 22 July, 2013.