Tyler Wright visits Torquay to seal the deal with Rip Curl
CELEBRATED Australian surfer Tyler Wright signed a new contract with Rip Curl at its Torquay headquarters this week.
The two-time world champion inked her commitment on the eve of her comeback – nearly two years since falling ill in July 2018.
“I’ve been with Rip Curl for close to two decades. Being in a 17-year relationship means that we really get to expand as I develop and grow as a human,” she said.
“We have such a depth to our relationship that it really has evolved over the years, and it continues to.
“We get to make the most of my abilities and of Rip Curl as a company, really joining together to make a strong next few years. I’m excited for the next couple of years and the future ahead.”
In late 2019, Wright competed in the final event of the year in Maui, Hawaii and proved fit in the water after her hiatus from swell.
She said she’s feeling confident ahead of the World Championship Tour 2020.
“My experience competing in Maui was completely different to anything I’ve ever experienced in competition,” she said.
“Everything seemed a lot less daunting and I felt a lot more capable and competent in the situation I was in.”
Three-time world champion Tom Curren (USA) also re-signed with Rip Curl for another extended term and will join Mick Fanning (AUS) and Mason Ho (USA) on The Search later this year.