Wright of passage to Bali final
REIGNING two-time World Surf League women’s champion Tyler Wright has won through to the final of the Bali event and will face American Lakey Peterson.
The Australian yesterday took down event standout Silvana Lima of Brazil in the quarter-finals, followed by fellow Brazilian Tatiana Weston-Webb in the semis.
“These heats were a little slow for waves so I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of opportunities,” Wright said. “Wave selection was super important as you had to make everything count. The waves are really fun so (today’s final) should be a great day.”
In the men’s, Wright’s brother Mikey’s dream run continued. The WSL wildcard won through to the semi-finals after defeating Brazil’s Willian Cardoso.
Tyler Wright in Bali.