Anytime you come out on top of a field that includes the likes of Mick Fanning, Taj Burrow, and Julian Wilson you have to be pretty stoked. Combine that with a check for $25,000 and you have to think that 18 yr. old Owen Wright has to be on top of the world right now.
The wildcard contestant, Wright, overcame a stacked line-up to become the winner of the second annual Boost Mobile Surf Sho. The Australian Junior champion soared pass the field and capped off his performance with a 9.93 in the closing minutes of the 25-minute final to take home this year’s aerial crown.
“It’s hard to explain how good I feel,” said Wright. “I did a couple of good airs in the opening stages of the final, but couldn’t stick any. With a couple of minutes remaining the perfect ramp popped up and I sealed the deal. When I landed it I hoped no one landed anything bigger cause all the guys were capable of pulling a big move off. It feels great to win it.”
Conditions on the Gold Coast proved to be ideal for launching huge airs and provided an absolute show for the thousands of spectators. Although Taj wasn’t able to pull-off a repeat victory in this years event, he did liven things up a little by taking to the waves on a bodyboard and pulling out a 360. The whole weekend proved to be a blast and at the completion of the event’s action, contest organizers vowed to be back once again and go even bigger and better next year. Congratulations Owen Wright, the 2008 Boost Mobile Surf Sho champion!
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Posted by Shaun on Monday, April 21st, 2008 in Surfing.