Tyler Wright Looking Like A World Champ & Jordy Smith Within Striking Range

15 Sep 2016 1

Tyler Wright powers to the top of the rankings, Photo by WSL/Rowland

Tyler Wright powers to the top of the rankings, Photo by WSL/Rowland

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It's been an event of the highest ups and downs but today two new event champions have been crowned in small conditions in California. Jordy Smith has won the 2016 Hurley Pro, Trestles and Tyler Wright, the Swatch Women's Pro.

With just three events to go on the women's tour Australia's Tyler Wright sits over 7000 points ahead of Carissa Moore in the rankings after winning four from seven events this year under the guidance of super coach, Micro Hall.

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“It’s been quite a journey from this point last year and a lot has changed this season,” said Wright. “It’s all come together and I’m absolutely loving it. I knew I had to get on the better waves facing Steph [Gilmore] in the Final. Surfing against her as someone I look up to is great, she’s still one of my surfing idols and inspires me to go after things my way.”

Jordy Smith of South Africa took out his fifth championship tour event win today and second at Trestles. The men's final also saw Parko back into the semi-finals but Smith was explosive and committed to the win.

“If I can be in with a shot at the World Title this year then that will be great,” continued Smith. “Europe can go either way so I’m just going to try my hardest and see how it goes. I think my Round 4 match-up against Kelly [Slater] was the toughest, so facing him and Michel Bourez was always going to be difficult. Of course, that Semifinal against Filipe was a big heat too.”

2016 WSL Jeep Leaderboard Top 5 (After Hurley Pro)

1. John John Florence (HAW) 41,650
2. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 37,450
3. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 36,500
4. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 35,200
5. Kelly Slater (USA) 29,650

2016 WSL Jeep Leaderboard Top 5 (After Swatch Women’s Pro):

1. Tyler Wright (AUS) 63,450
2. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 46,200
3. Carissa Moore (HAW) 42,500
4. Tatiana Weston-Webb 38,450
5. Stephanie Gilmore 37,300

For full results from finals day, visit the World Surf League website

Jordy Smith in his 5th CT event win, Photo by WSL/Rowland

Jordy Smith in his 5th CT event win, Photo by WSL/Rowland


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