Sunday, 3 June 2018

Culburra Beach's Tyler Wright storms into final in Bali

Editor's comments: 

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Culburra Beach's Tyler Wright. Photo:WSL/SLOANE

THE Corona Bali Protected, stop number five on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has once again been treated to picture-perfect conditions.

The event ran through the men’s quarter-finals and the women’s quarter-finals and semi-finals, leaving just four heats to go until the Corona Bali Protected victors will be decided.

The first competitor to solidify a spot in the final was reigning two-time WSL champion Tyler Wright, from Culburra Beach, who took down event standout Silvana Lima (Brail) in quarter-final one, then Tatiana Weston-Webb (Brazil) in semi-final one.

Wright seems to be building towards the final day as she has now guaranteed her best result for the year so far.

“These heats were a little slow for waves so I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of opportunities,” Tyler Wright said.

“Wave selection was super important as you had to make everything count.

“I made a few mistakes in my quarter-final so definitely got lucky, but was happy to clean it all up in the semi-final.

“The waves are really fun so tomorrow should be a great day.” 

Gerroa's Sally Fitzgibbons. Photo:WSL/SLOANE

Unfortunately Gerroa’s Sally Fitzgibbons couldn’t follow in the footsteps of her South Coast counterpart, falling in semi-final two, after earlier edging out United States’ Caroline Marks in the quarters, to US’ Lakey Peterson (15.00 to 10.83).

Peterson will now go head to head with Wright for the title.

Culburra Beach's Mikey Wright. Photo:WSL/SLOANE

Just like her older sister, Culburra Beach’s Mikey Wright has continued his dream run at the

The WSL wildcard is through to the semi-finals after defeating Willian Cardoso (Brazil) in a thrilling quarter-final match up.

The battle started slow, but the climactic finish saw the lead change multiple times.

In the dying minute, Cardoso was in a commanding position, with Wright needing an 8.36 when a set wave approached.

It seemed as if Wright was too deep when he took off and pulled into the tube, but he came flying out a few seconds later and finished the wave with a series of power gouges.

The wait for the score was intense, Wright was with his sister Tyler when the score was announced and they celebrated the victory that saw Wright win by only 0.07 of a point.
“That was a really tough heat against Willian, he was surfing so good,” Mikey Wright said.

“It felt like a really long time waiting for that score to come, I was on the beach, but was so relieved when it came through.

“The waves have been so good and there’s been so much good surfing in this event, I can’t really believe I’m in the semis.”

Corona Bali Protected Women’s quarter-final results:

Heat one: Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.94 def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.00

Heat two: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 9.93 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 6.90

Heat three: Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.10 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 9.84

Heat four: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 15.00 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 12.00

Corona Bali Protected Women’s semi-final results:

Heat onr: Tyler Wright (AUS) 15.00 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 14.80

Heat two: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.00 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 10.83

Corona Bali Protected Women’s final match up:

Heat 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Lakey Peterson (USA)

Corona Bali Protected men’s quarter-final results:

Heat one: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.17 def. Griffin Colapinto (USA) 14.43

Heat two: Mikey Wright (AUS) 14.93 def. Willian Cardoso (BRA) 14.86

Heat three: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.34 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 14.40

Heat four: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 16.20 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 15.73

Corona Bali Protected men’s semi-final match ups:

Heat one: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Mikey Wright (AUS)

Heat two: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA)

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