Gun surfers chase wave of victory

Tyler Wright - photo World Surf League (WSL)
Tyler Wright - photo World Surf League (WSL)

WE could have an all South Coast surfing final if the script goes to plan at the Roxy Pro in Hossegor, France  

Both Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are eying off a spot in the final of this World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) event.

Fitzgibbons, in the semi-final on Wednesday, will take on triple world champion Carissa Moore, while Wright is against another American, Lakey Peterson.

Fitzgibbons who has clearly re-grouped after a semi-final finish in Cascais and she is so close to her first-ever world title that she can practically taste it.

Still happily wearing the Jeep Leader's' yellow jersey in Hossegor, Fitzgibbons beat Bianca Buitendag in their quarter-final match-up.

Wright in her quarter-final was up Malia Manuel, who is  on a redemption run after missing half the season due to injury and an early loss at Lower Trestles.

Wright, who has had a seemingly miraculous, if tenuous, recovery from her MCL tear, is not letting go of her title run just yet.

Wright, on the back of a round two exit last week, is pushing herself  to the bitter end in France with a strong show of determination.