About

Owen Wright grew up in the tiny town of Culburra, New South Wales, Australia, as the second of five kids who all surf (His sister Tyler is a two-time World Champion, while his little brother Mikey is a free-surfing firebrand who occasionally makes noise on the Qualifying Series.) In fact, all 15 kids who lived on his block surfed and pushed each other to perform. At age 9 Owen made his first surf trip to Bali. By 14 he was making annual pilgrimages to the North Shore of Oahu. After taking an Australian Title in 2007 he qualified for the CT in 2009 and finished his debut season of 2010 ranked No. 7, which earned him Rookie of the Year. Tall, lanky, and famously unflappable, Wright utilizes his large frame to full effect with a powerful brand of explosive surfing. His first CT win came in 2012 at the Quiksilver Pro New York, where he netted surfing’s largest-ever prize of $300,000. In 2015 Owen put himself in the hunt for a World Title after a huge win in Fiji, where he bagged two perfect 10-point rides to win the Final. But days before the final event at Pipeline, he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a warm-up session. The incident proved life threatening, and for a time it looked like Wright’s career was over. He sat out the entire 2016 season, learning how to surf all over again late that year. His eventual return to competition in 2017 is now the stuff of legend, as Wright won the season opener at Snapper Rocks during one of the most emotionally charged comebacks in history. He finished the season No. 6 on the Jeep Leaderboard.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #11
  • Heat wins
    10
  • Avg. heat score
    11.32
  • Rookie year
    2010

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #4
Complete
May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast5th4,745$19,000
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach5th4,745$19,000
Oi Rio Pro25th420$10,000
Corona Bali Protected13th1,665$11,500
Uluwatu CT9th3,700$14,700
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's13th1,665$11,500
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o---

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
20181116,94072017.005th(x2)
2017639,850114417.601st 
2016424,5001100.00-, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -
2015543,600114520.001st 
20141234,150114119.873rd 
2013374,00010415.6725th 
20121033,600103719.273rd 
2011347,900114719.771st 
2010737,250103717.503rd 
Owen Wright
Australia
Owen Wright
Australia
  • Stance
    Goofy
  • First season
    2006 Men's CT
  • Age
    28 Jan 16, 1990
  • Height
    6 ft, 3 in 190 cm
  • Weight
    178 lbs 81 kg
  • Hometown
    Culburra Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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