SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California/USA (Tuesday, March 9, 2010) – Owen Wright (AUS), 20, entered the 2010 ASP World Tour season as one of the most talked about rookies to set foot on the ASP Dream Tour stage in a few years after two stunning performances as a wildcard in 2009 at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach and the Rip Curl Pro Search, where the lanky goofy-footer dispatched of several of the globe’s finest talent while maintaining devastating form on the ASP WQS. After logging in an equal 17th place finish at his first event as an official member amongst the elite, SURFER Magazine sat down with Wright to get his thoughts after stop No. 1 on the season. This… is their story…
With one event underway, what’s your take on the World Tour so far and how does it compare to what you thought it’d be like?
I guess I was just in awe of the guys on tour when I was grom and I still am now. [laughs] I also thought it would be awesome when I was a grom to be on tour surfing sick waves. One event in and I think it’s living up to my expectations—we had Snapper pumping. So much fun.
You’ve had success as a wildcard in the past, is it different now being a full-fledged member on the tour?
Yeah I had a few results as a wildcard and I thought that it wouldn’t change much once you were actually fully on the tour but it does. You’re way more careless when…
For full interview, check out SURFER MAG’s ‘Post-Snapper Interview with Owen Wright’
For more on OWEN WRIGHT, check out his ASP WORLD TOUR PROFILE