Tyler Wright Wins Vans US Open of Surf 2014

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Tyler Wright Wins Vans US Open Photo: Brandon Mears Tyler Wright Wins Vans US Open Photo: Brandon Mears

Tyler Wright from Australia has just won the VANS US Open of Surf at Huntington Beach California. In front of an always massive crowd, Tyler moved through the semis after defeating Malia Manuel with a score of 13.17 to face off with Stephanie Gilmore. The heat had a restart with a lull in the swell, after which Gilmore took a couple of early rides locking in scores. wright remained scoreless for 10 minutes but pulled out a couple of great moves on her first wave and then backed up with a 8 point wave on the second. Gilmore tried to come back with 10 minutes to go but couldn’t pick up the second 7-point score she needed to take the lead and the win. Final scores Tyler 14.77 Stephanie 13.16.

Wright’s performance throughout the event has shown the surf industry and the…

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