Shoalhaven News

Wright takes down Gilmore in surfing pro


Culburra Beach surfing champion TYLER WRIGHT has beaten seven-time world title holder Steph Gilmore to win the final of the Tweed Coast Pro.

A battle with chronic fatigue syndrome sidelined the two-time world champ for 17 months before she made her return to the World Surf League at last year's season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii.

She was expected to return to full-time competition on this year's tour before COVID-19 forced the championship to be abandoned.

In its place a three-event Australian Grand Slam of Surfing is the only chance the country's best will have to showcase their talent in 2020.

Tyler spent the past six months surfing and training with Gilmore who has helped her younger rival get into top shape.

Story: AAP