UP THERE: Tyler Wright is chaired up the beach after winning the Roxy Pro in France. Damien Poullenot/Aquashot
UP THERE: Tyler Wright is chaired up the beach after winning the Roxy Pro in France. Damien Poullenot/Aquashot Damien Poullenot/ Aquashot

Tyler Wright now second on World Tour after Roxy Pro win

FORMER Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright has jumped to second on the World Championship Tour after taking out the Roxy Pro in France.

Wright, 20, is well within striking distance of winning 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."

Wright beat American surfer Courtney Conlogue in the final.

She also claimed the highest heat score of the competition with an 18.53 (out of a possible 20).

"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 nine 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."

Wright eliminated current world No.1 and fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons in the quarter-finals.

Her last win was the Vans US Open of Surfing in August.

The final stops on the women's WCT are the Cascais Pro in Portugal and the Maui Pro in Hawaii in November.

Wright's older brother Owen is also competing in France.



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