- WSL / Daniel Smorigo

Mikey Wright marches to the beat of his own drum. Yes, he's the younger sibling of Championship Tour heavyweights Owen and Tyler Wright, but unlike his elite elders, his hair is unkempt, his body is tattooed and his surfing has a bit of an unrefined rockstar quality to it. But make no mistake, speed, power, flow runs in the Wright family and Mikey lives up to the surname.

Mikey Wright
Quiksilver wildcard Mikey Wright gets the nod, see him prepare to represent the family name at Snapper. Footage: Nugget Films. Music: Squad Car Blues by The Black Cadillacs.

Just last year Mikey told StabMag.com that he wasn't focused on competing at the advice of his older brother and sister.

"I've watched Owen and Tyler and I've seen what they've done and I've had conversations with them both," Wright told Stab. "Tyler said to me, ‘Hold off (on qualifying) as long as you can. You're only young once. If I could've waited, I would've…' And it's been the same message from Owen."

Mikey Wright Mikey Wright smashes the lip at the Australian Open of Surfing. - WSL

But it appears the youngest Wright may be changing his tune as he looks to represent the family name on the men's Championship Tour as an event wildcard at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast while Owen is still on the mend.

Could this be the beginning? Has Mikey Wright held off the attempt to qualify for long enough?

We hope so...

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