Two-time World Champion surfer, Tyler Wright, has joined The Fordham Company talent management agency in the next step of her career and road back to competitive surfing.
After contracting an exotic strain of the influenza virus halfway through the 2018 season while competing in South Africa, Tyler was forced into an extended lay off that saw her miss the remainder of the year and all but one contest in 2019.
This week, 17 months after she fell ill, Tyler has announced that she is ready for her next phase of recovery – pulling on the jersey and surfing in a World Tour event once again. The two-time World Champion will compete in the final event of the 2019 season, the lululemon Maui Pro, with hopes of re-joining the WSL World Championship Tour in 2020.
“I am so delighted that Tyler Wright has joined The Fordham Company’s illustrious group of clients,” said The Fordham Company’s CEO, Nick Fordham.
“A two-time World Champion, with aspirations of many more, but it’s the human qualities which set her apart from the rest. Tyler is incredibly focused and determined but down to earth and humble. As an agent, these qualities are rare to find and we can’t wait to be part of Tyler’s career comeback. Watch this space.”
Raised on the reefs, beaches and point breaks around Culburra, on the NSW South Coast, Tyler possesses what many describe as the most potent power attack in women’s surfing, marked by her signature frontside power-hack.
At 14, Tyler famously became the youngest surfer in history to win a senior World Tour event, taking out the 2008 Layne Beachley Classic at Manly Beach, and setting a record many believe will never be broken.
She won a World Junior Championship in 2010 and qualified for the World Tour the following year, where she finished fourth on her way to taking out Rookie of the Year honours. In 2016 she broke through for her first world title, making it back-to-back championships in 2017, despite suffering a serious knee injury during the all-important European leg.
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Tyler Wright is managed exclusively by The Fordham Company.
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