Wright in it after making the semis
LENNOX HEAD surfer Tyler Wright has made the semi-finals of the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast.
The 18-year-old will take on world champion Australian Stephanie Gilmore, with the other semi between another Aussie, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Hawaiian Carissa Moore.
Wright progressed after scoring a 13.50 (out of a possible 20) in her heat against American Courtney Conlogue (7.94).
Wright had a slow start before nailing a 7.83 (out of a possible 10) to help seal the win.
The competition was moved to Kirra yesterday with Gilmore taking out wave of the day with a 9.80 in her quarter-final against Hawaiian Alana Blanchard.
"It's tricky out there but every now and then there's an incredible one so that was a good heat," Gilmore said.
"I always flashback to the greats out at Kirra and I think Mick (Fanning) was and still is one of the best."
Wright has had only one loss this week - in her opening heat against Hawaiian Coco Ho.
She made the final of her first Roxy Pro as a 16-year-old in 2011.
Poor wind conditions forced the second round of the men's Quiksilver Pro to be pushed back until at least today.
Officials will make the call this morning and are hopeful of a 7.30am start (Queensland time).
The event has a window to allow competition up until next Wednesday.
Far North Coast surfers Adam Melling, Kieren Perrow and Owen Wright will all surf in the elimination round.