Hello! Let’s jump straight back into the surfing because Owen Wright is midway through his semi-final against Ítalo Ferreira. The Brazilian has just made some serious height but didn’t complete the move. Ferreira’s total is 11.00 and Wright needs 6.01 to take the lead with 18 minutes remaining.
Ok, now the pool’s over I can hand you on to Emma Kemp. Thanks for joining me today, enjoy the rest of the action.
Australia’s hopes of landing a medal in the inaugural surfing comp are very much alive after Owen Wright stormed into the semi-finals, to be staged later today at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach.
Wright – the brother of twice women’s world champion Tyler – moved into a final-four clash with Brazil’s Italo Ferreira in difficult conditions on Tuesday morning, which he managed to navigate with a little help from dry land.
“It’s really tricky out there today,” he said. “I sat on the wrong spot right at the start. But then the team on the beach helped me and I got two good waves straight away. I’m pretty stoked on the coaching from the beach.”
Ferreira, the current world No 2 awaits, and is sure to be a difficult opponent to beat.
“I’ll just do the same, putting good points on the board, got those big airs in the bag, so I’m going to put it to the test, will be trying to do my best and put some pressure,” Wright said.