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The Most Influential Women In Surf

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Tyler Wright

Photograph By Grambeau/A-Frame

Tyler Wright's sessions at P-Pass in Micronesia have served as a touchstone for women's tube riding. Taking a break from her regular role as an ASP combatant, Wright timed her visit to the South Pacific with a very powerful swell. The result was the emergence of some of the most dramatic images of a woman in the barrel ever seen.

Wright serves as a good example that one doesn't have to be restricted by labels. While she's a perennial ASP World Title contender, she's also an ambitious freesurfer breaking down barriers outside of the competitive environment. Expect to see more women pulling into deeper tubes thanks to images like this one.