NO PRESSURE: Former Lennox Head surfer is going into the Maui Women's Pro having already won the world title.
NO PRESSURE: Former Lennox Head surfer is going into the Maui Women's Pro having already won the world title. Sean Rowland/WSL

No pressure on world champion

FORMER Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright has no pressure on her ahead of the final World Championship Tour event in Hawaii.

Wright sealed a maiden world title when she reached the final of the Roxy Pro in France last month.

The Maui Pro will be the first event since she won the championship and could give her a decent platform to build on before she defends the title next year.

"This is a great last event for the women's tour and such a great way to finish off the year,” Wright said.

"It's really a dream wave and such a great time to get a head start on next year.

"I've got so much stuff that I want to work on and it's such an opportunity to do it here and to do all that in Hawaii.”

Wright has already joined Carissa Moore and Layne Beachley as a four-time event winner in a calendar year.

A fifth win would equal the record set by multiple world champion Stephanie Gilmore in 2008.

"Honolulu Bay is such a magical place, especially for me because it's where I won my first world title,” Gilmore said.

"I've had so many great events here too. The scenery is insane and in my eyes it's the best place to finish the tour.

"I love coming back here and I always look forward to this event.

"I would love to win here. I haven't had much success over the past couple of years but I've been working hard just to make sure I feel good so I hope we get some swell.”



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