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Australian Story: All For The Family
All For The Family
ABC  |  March 27, 2017

Tyler Wright was destined to be a future world champion surfer. At just 14 she overtook multiple champions, some twice her age, to become the youngest-ever winner of a championship tour event. But the pressure of growing up "on tour" took its toll. Were it not for a timely conversation with her older brother, Owen, also a professional surfer, she may have quit her career at just 18.

Over the following three years, Tyler developed a reputation for her carefree attitude to competing. Then, after a semifinal loss in 2015, she had an epiphany: she did want to win.
But her quest for a world title was thrown into turmoil when Owen Wright suffered a serious brain injury at the treacherous Pipeline break in Hawaii.

At 21, Tyler became her brother's primary carer. She felt at a crossroads. Should she quit the tour to be by her brother's side, or leave him to chase her dream of the world title?

Tyler Wright was destined to be a future world champion surfer. At just 14 she overtook multiple champions, some twice her age, to become the youngest-ever winner of a championship tour event. But the pressure of growing up "on tour" took its toll. Were it not for a timely conversation with her older brother, Owen, also a professional surfer, she may have quit her career at just 18.

Over the following three years, Tyler developed a reputation for her carefree attitude to competing. Then, after a semifinal loss in 2015, she had an epiphany: she did want to win.
But her quest for a world title was thrown into turmoil when Owen Wright suffered a serious brain injury at the treacherous Pipeline break in Hawaii.

At 21, Tyler became her brother's primary carer. She felt at a crossroads. Should she quit the tour to be by her brother's side, or leave him to chase her dream of the world title?

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