Tyler Wright, two-time World Surf League Champion, takes a knee in solidarity with Black Lives Matter during her heat today at the Tweed Coast Pro event, part of the Australian Grand Slam of Surfing and the second event of The WSL Countdown. Wright knelt for 439 seconds - one second for every First Nations person in Australia who has lost their life in police custody since 1991.
In a post on her Instagram account, Wright said,
The WSL is in full support of Wright and everyone around the world who are making their voices heard against racism and injustice. Surfing is for everyone and the WSL stands in solidarity to proactively work against racism and fight for true equality.