BONDI BEACH, New South Wales/Australia – Dragon team surfer and ASP Dream Tour Rookie, Owen Wright has defeated Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow, Jordy Smith and 2009 World Champion, Mick Fanning, to win the Boost Surfsho aerial contest on the weekend.
The 20-year old from Lennox Head, was flying high after taking home $25,000 in prize money, along with a stack of other prizes.
“I’m ecstatic,” he said. “Where’s the thesaurus to describe how I feel? It was a great final, great atmosphere, and a great crowd. I’m buzzing! It’s been a big three days. I’m stoked to be at Bondi and walking away with the Boost Mobile SurfSho trophy and this check!”
Owen threw down some gravity-defying moves to out-fly fellow surfers in the final performing a massive full rotating aerial to score a near perfect 9.8 (out of a possible 10). He then backed it up with a similar maneuver scoring 8.3.
It was the second time the aerial specialist has won the ASP specialty event, beating Kelly Slater in the final in 2008.
Owen was pumped up after taking out some of the best free surfers in the world to claim his 2nd Title at the Boost Mobile AirSho.
Established in 1993, Dragon set out to be the leading independent eyewear and accessories brand in the youth/lifestyle market. That mission still holds true today and is the driving force behind the company’s success and heritage. As one of the few independent brands in the action sports market, Dragon captures the youthful, free thinking attitudes of our consumers and translates that into product that is connected to first-mover innovation, athlete performance, and cutting edge style. Dragon manufactures a mix of surf, snow, motorsports, wake, and alternative lifestyle products that align us with the young, core participant consumer base who are loyal to our brand.