Maui’s Honolua Bay presented flawless5-8ft walls from dawn to dusk, offering surfers a canvas like no other.Putting on a show heat after heat, Wright did not leave any cornerof this Hawaiian masterpieceuntouched.
Sitting in the commentary booth on reflection of heat one, Tyler said “it’s been a few years since I’ve been here and felt healthy, I feel like I’m surfing with more intention today.”Her intentions clear, she is here to be a leader, in every sense of the word, in the water and out.
It was Wright’s quarterfinal heat that set the bar,high. Wright locked in the first perfect 10 of the 2021 Championship Tour. With an impressive barrel ride backed up by a series of powerful turns that she unleashed down the line,cementingher excellent score and status as one of the very best.
The commentators, the crowd, hell -the water safety guy knew it wasa solid ride... yet it wasTyler’s claim as she excited the barrelcombined with the new, meaningful flag on herright shoulder that said it all... this was a moment to go down in surfing’s history books.