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Tyler Wright is a 2 time World Champion Surfer from the South Coast town of Culburra. Labeled a childhood prodigy, Tyler is the youngest surfer in history to win a Championship Tour event. In 2008 at the age of just 14 Tyler won the Beachley Classic in Manly before joining the Tour full time 3 years later. Tyler has won an amazing 14 World Tour events and two historic World Title's in 2016 and 2017. Surfing is a serious thing in the Wright family with two of Tyler's brothers competing alongside her on the World Tour.
In this episode, Tyler shares the scary depths she went to after being diagnosed with post-viral syndrome, where she went days and weeks on end barely able to move in a pitch black room. As you will hear, after undertaking intense neurological rehabilitation sessions, tyler made a momentous return to surfing, and has made the choice to use her platform to speak out on issues of inequality - around race, gender and sexuality.
Find Tyler on Instagram @tylerwright