Australian Tyler Wright has won her first world surfing title at the Roxy Pro France, fulfilling a promise to her late uncle.
The 22-year-old claimed her victory at Hossegar in France after American rival Courtney Conlogue was toppled in the semi-finals yesterday.
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Although Wright lost to three-time world champion Carissa Moore in the final, the overall World Championship was hers.
“There’s a lot that’s gone into this, a lot of hours. A lot of fun,” said Wright, who won four events this year.
Reports say it was an emotional scene, as it marked the end of a difficult 12 months for the surfer.
Her older brother Owen, who is also a professional surfer, has been going through a very public recovery from a serious brain injury he suffered while competing.