Wonder kid turned professional flare machine, Owen Wright kick-started his elite career in 2010 by finishing 7th in his inaugural year on the World Tour. A solid big wave game and progressive aerial attack on both fore and backhand has him considered by many the most exciting young surfer in the world.
January 16, 1990
Culburra Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Rip Curl, Dragon Optics, FCS, Gorilla Grip, Byrne Surfboards
Mick Fanning, Dane Reynolds & Parko
MICK FANNING ON OWEN
“His first year on tour, everyone saw him as a threat. He beat Parko at Backdoor in the last contest, which is an incredibly hard thing to be. He has the full bag – he can take on massive Pipe and Tahiti, but still has all the small wave tricks too. Owen will be extremely dangerous on the World Tour”