CULBURRA Beach's Owen Wright has continued his strong form in the surf by finishing third at the weekend's Freshwater Pro - part of the World Surf League's Championship Tour.
Coming into the September 19-21 event on the back of his maiden victory at the Tahiti Pro, the Culburra Beach Boardrider powered his way into the top three, thanks to waves of 8.70, 8.63, 8.57, 8.43, 8.23 and 2.00 - for a best two-wave score of 17.33.
Wright finished on the same score as second-placed Brazilian Filipe Toldeo, but thanks to the latter's wave of 9.63, he finished one spot higher - with both finishing behind winner Gabriel Medina (Brazil), who finished on 18.86.
In the women's draw, Gerroa's Sally Fitzgibbons finished in sixth with a 15.63, with winner Carissa Moore (Hawaii) chalking up an incredible 18.26 to take out the title.
These two results see Wright move up to seventh in the world rankings, on 33,450 points, with Medina moving into first place (44,695) thanks to the win.
While Fitzgibbons is in third on 42,070, behind leader Moore (47,260) and United States' Lake Peterson (43,850).
Next up on the schedule are the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros in France, which run from October 3 to 13.