CASCAIS, Portugal (Friday, September 23, 2016) - The world’s best female surfers are heading to Portugal for the first event on the European leg of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), the Cascais Women’s Pro, which runs from September 24 until October 2, 2016.
Tyler Wright (AUS)is well on her way to claiming her maiden World Title and a win in Cascais could see her become 2016 WSL Champion. An outstanding 2016 season, including four Championship Tour victories (Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Oi Rio Pro and Swatch Women’s Pro), puts her firmly at the top of the Jeep Leaderboard and more than 7,000 points ahead of her closest rival.
When asked how she felt after her recent win at The Swatch Women’s Pro Wright simply replied “I feel good, but it’s natural. I’m just sticking to my plan and this is another part of it done.”
Wright, currently with 53,450 points, is the only surfer with the chance to clinch the WSL Women's Title in Portugal.
Wright can only win in the following scenario:
- Wright would have to win the event
- Courtney Conlogue (USA) could finish no higher than 5th
Courtney Conlogue (USA), Carissa Moore (HAW), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Johanne Defay (FRA), Malia Manuel (HAW) and Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) all still have a mathematical chance of taking the title.If things do play out in Wright’s favor, her points would be unbeatable regardless of what happens at the Roxy Pro France and the Maui Women's Pro, the final two events of the season.
Wright will face Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) and Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) in the opening round of competition in Caiscais.
2016 WSL Jeep Leaderboard Top 5 (After Swatch Women’s Pro):
1. Tyler Wright (AUS) 53,450
2. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 46,200
3. Carissa Moore (HAW) 42,500
4. Tatiana Weston-Webb 38,450
5. Stephanie Gilmore 37,300
TYLER WRIGHT WORLD TITLE