Owen Wright made a dream comeback by taking out the first event of the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour.
The Australian surfer defeated Matt Wilkinson in a tight battle at Snapper Rocks and won the third CT event of his career. Wright, who spent the last 12 months recovering from a serious injury, tastes his best result ever on the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
“At the start of February, I was sitting in the doctor’s office, and there were question marks on the year. So to be sitting here right now, we just pushed hard and went hard. I confronted every fear of getting back into it,” explained Wright.