Owen Wright Scores Perfect Final to Win Fiji Pro

By on June 15, 2015 in Surfing with 0 Comments

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Owen Wright scored a two perfect 10s in the Final of the 2015 Fiji Pro. – WSL / Stephen Robertson

 

Owen Wright made history today at the 2015 Fiji Pro by taking down Julian Wilson with another perfect heat, scoring two perfect 10s in the final the day after he scored two perfect 10s in round 4. This is the first time in competitive surfing history that a surfer scored two perfect heats in one contest. There have only been eight occasions in competitive surfing history that a surfer scored a perfect heat. Wilson now claims two in one contest.

Wright started the heat with a 9.6 but then scored a 10 on his next wave essentially sealing the victory over a wave-starved Julian Wilson. Then in the closing minutes, Wright found another bombing left that lined up with a huge front-side hack followed by a long riffling barrel down the point, before he popped under the lip clenching his fists in victory.

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Owen Wright claims his second 10-point barrel during the final of the #FijiPro.

 

Remarking about his results Wright stated:

“I’ve been doing a bit a work, two trips to Tahiti this year, working on the barrel riding. I pay respect to my boards too; I’ve been loving the turns as much as I like the barrels.”

Yesterday was a dream come true and today was even better to finish with two perfect 10s. I was watching the ocean before my heat and said it’s going to turn on, and it did.

There’s moments like that where you know it’s special. I knew it was my best wave of the heat, so I was just yelling give me more! And sure enough more came.”

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Owen Wright was exuberant after his perfect final to claim his second WCT victory. WSL/Kirsten

 
Final Heat – 9.6
 

 
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Final Heat – Perfect 10 #2
 

 

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