WINNING WAY: Tyler Wright in the quarter-finals of the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay in Hawaii.
WINNING WAY: Tyler Wright in the quarter-finals of the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay in Hawaii. Poullenot/Aquashot

Tyler gets it Wright in Hawaii

SURFING world champion Tyler Wright has won the Maui Women's Pro in Hawaii, the 10th and final stop on the 2016 Women's Championship Tour, after defeating two-time event winner Carissa Moore in the final.

"I was watching the ocean and thought that something was on its way," Wright said.

"Once I'm on the wave I've never had a problem but working with Micro (Glenn Hall) has really helped put me in the right spot and allow me to make the most of the opportunities that come my way."

The win capped an incredible season for the former Lennox Head surfer, claiming her first world title and along the way winning Gold Coast, Margaret River, Rio, Trestles and Maui.

It was also her best result in the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay and the first time she had defeated her Hawaiian opponent in a final.

"This event allowed me to get work done to get ready for next season," she said.

Wright dispatched Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii) and Keely Andrew (Australia) before facing Moore in her seventh final of the year.

"Inspiration for this event has been learning and that has been the undercurrent for everything I've done this year," she said.

In an exciting exchange in the final, Wright posted a 6.83 while Moore was rewarded with an excellent 9.00 for a series of big turns.

Wright needed a 3.68 and she took off on a wave with priority with two minutes remaining, while Moore took a wave directly behind her.

Wright got the better of the exchange with a critical 7.83 to earn the win.



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