Australian surfer and Rip Curl team rider Owen Wright has been recognized not only for his significant stature, but for his power style and precise aerial game. With the Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil completed, Wright sits 34th in the world. Many in the sport consider Wright to be the most exciting new young surfer, and with good reason. At the young age of 23, he has already been ranked #3 on the 2011 ASP World Tour and #10 on the 2012 tour. The European Rip Curl team including PV Laborde, Pauline Ado, Elliot Ivarra, Titouan Boyer and Kyllian Guerinhad had the chance to spend some time with Wright shredding in the southwest of France.