Wright takes Pro Junior
THREE Wrights can't be wrong when it comes to surfing.
Lennox Head's Owen Wright became the most famed junior surfer in ASP Australasia Pro Junior Series history on Sunday by winning the Dripping Wet Pro Junior in Manly.
It follows on from his younger sister Tyler's win over sibling Kirby Wright in the women's final on Saturday.
Owen Wright hasn't been defeated in a single heat all year, he's also accrued the most prize money in a year while wrapping up the ASP Australasian Pro Junior Series crown with an event to spare.
Defeating his good friend, and number two seed, Dean Bowen of Gerroa in the final, Wright was over the moon with what he achieved in Manly.
“I knew that Deano has been in devastating form so I wanted to wrap up the series here at Manly,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tyler Wright defeated her sister Kirby in a dynamic women's final on Saturday.
The Wrights became the first female siblings to ever contest an ASP rated final in front of a massive crowd at Manly.
Accruing the highest combined heat total of the event, with a 15.75 (out of a possible 20), Tyler was dominant, showing why she has earned the title as the best junior surfer in the world.
“To surf in a final with my sister is such a dream come true,” Tyler said.
“We've competed against each other in a four-person heat, but never in a two-person final.”
Having tasted success at the same beach 12 months ago, as the youngest ever winner of an ASP World Tour event, Wright enjoys competing at the famed beach.
“I don't mind surfing here at all. It reminds me of my old home break at Culburra, so I feel some familiarity with it,” she said.