If nobody really saw Wilko’s Snapper win coming last year, nobody even dreamed Owen Wright could get not only back where he belongs on Tour, but go on to win his very first event back from an injury that threatened his life. From here? The outlook is scary. Scary good.
December 9th 2015: A morning’s warm up sesh at unruly Pipeline saw then World no. 5 and World Title contender (DeSouza would go on claim the crown) owen wright suffer a nasty wipeout and a multiple wave hold down that saw him exit the water a bit wobbly on his feet.
March 23rd 2016: owen gets back in the water for his first surf since the injury, but admits not being able to even stand up.
Months later, a tour insider, a guy who knows owen well told me, around early September last year, that he’d recently told owen it was time to face reality that he was permanently damaged.
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