While competing for her home surf club in the Australian Boardriders Battle over the weekend, Tyler Wright (AUS) washed up into the chain-link fence of the beach's ocean pool. She is in stable condition, but was taken to the hospital for precautionary tests.
Wright, currently ranked No. 2 on the women's Championship Tour (CT) rankings, put her body on the line for her hometown club, Culburra Boardriders from southern NSW, when she went left at Alley Reef. She was washed over the rocks, through the chain fence and into the ocean pool. As she attempted to get her board, she was forced to jump from the pool wall back into the surf, only to be washed back over the chain and into the pool again. Her brother and fellow CT competitor Owen Wright was first to reach and comfort her.
Wright's Culburra Boardriders are still in contention to win the National Final. This is the first season the club is competing and Wright's contribution on Day 1 of competition helped boost her team's standing in the contest.
The World Surf League will continue to provide updates on Wright's injury.