HONOLUA BAY, Maui, Hawaii/USA (Monday, December 7, 2020) – Tyler Wright (AUS), the two-time WSL Champion who is mounting her comeback after almost two years off due to illness, exploded back onto the surf scene today with critical surfing in the Maui Pro presented by ROXY that included a Perfect 10 in the first Quarterfinal heat against fellow Australian and seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore. For Wright, the first 2021 Championship Tour (CT) stop at Honolua Bay offered up the perfect combination of speed and power to match the regular-footer’s style.
“The way it set up on the reef, I was like, ‘Oh, this is one of those ones that if you put yourself in the right spot it can work out really good,’” Wright said of the perfect ride. “There hadn’t been one of those all day. Once I saw it, I just went with the feeling, and then I celebrated a few times along the way.”