LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Tuesday, May 29, 2012) – The sport of surfing is no stranger to sibling success. The Irons, the Hobgoods, and the Gudauskas trio have all used brotherhood as a tool to push each other to achieve their best, but Owen and Tyler Wright are have emerged as the most dominant brother-sister duo in surfing’s history. ESPN recently caught up with Owen and Tyler to see what life was like growing up in the Wright clan and who was the best of the bunch. This… is their story…
T-minus 10 hours and counting before the debut of the “Owen,” or as Rip Curl’s touting it, “the ultimate signature boardshort.” The ultimate boardshort? Apparently they’re made from the rare jungle fiber “aggrolite,” yes, aggrolite, so they must be.
This may be one of those career moments in the life of a pro surfer, a cheeky smile, a slick new marketing campaign, a signature product … made from aggrolite, yes, aggrolite. But Owen Wright’s roots run deep, beyond billboards, online campaigns and aggrolite. The surf life is in his DNA, aggrolite or no aggrolite. It started with his father, then came his older brother Tim, then Owen, followed by two sisters, Kirby and Tyler, and finally wee brother Mikey paddled into their lives. Owen and Tyler are already standouts on the ASP World Tour, rated 10 and 5, respectively. Wee Mikey’s undoubtedly bound for similar glory. The rest “surf for fun.”
For the Full Interview with Owen and Tyler Wright check out ESPN.com
For more on Owen view his full ASP PROFILE.
For more on Tyler view her full ASP PROFILE.