Wright, Tyler

Likable, country-strong regularfoot pro surfer from New South Wales, Australia; 2013 world title runner-up. Wright was born (1994) in Lennox Head, and learned to surf as a toddler, charging into the shorebreak with her five siblings (including older brother and future world tour star Owen Wright), all of whom were taught to surf by their plumber father. As a child, Wright and her family traveled Australia’s amateur contest scene almost nonstop in a six-bed passenger van.

By her teens, Wright...