Owen Wright, Round Two at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, Australia
Owen Wright beat Gabe Kling this morning, in the opening heat of round three at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach. This photograph isn’t from that heat though – it’s from yesterday morning, when he beat Gabriel Medina in a sudden-death heat. It’s not your average moment (most photogs would’ve opted for the bottom-turn or […]
Owen Wright beat Gabe Kling this morning, in the opening heat of round three at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach. This photograph isn’t from that heat though – it’s from yesterday morning, when he beat Gabriel Medina in a sudden-death heat. It’s not your average moment (most photogs would’ve opted for the bottom-turn or a shot closer to the lip), but boy is it sweet. Such energy, such focus!
Owen has won his last two heats with speed and power. Like other successful competitors, he’s figured out the frequent need to race down the line after take off before going to work on the pocket or open face, rather than bottom-turning straight into pocket-wraps and being caught behind. He’s also one of a select few releasing the tail.
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