WHO’S HAUTE? THURSDAYS: OWEN WRIGHT
A Glam Slam introduces you to the next big thing in surfing: Aussie hottie Owen Wright. This 19-year-old has quickly become an exciting and dominant force in the sport. Not only did he go undefeated in every Junior Pro tournament that he surfed this year, but as a wildcard entry, he recently eliminated 9-time ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, in the Rip Curl pro search. Wright has also secured a position on the 2010 ASP World Tour.
Wright is a member of the Rip Curl team and has just re-signed with the major sponsor for five more years. And Rip Curl, an Australian manufacturer and retailer of surfwear, has also released a new line of surf gear. Wright has taken part in the design of a high-performance boardshort called MIRAGE 3. The MIRAGE 3 short is the top of the line “boardie” in the collection because of the comfortable fit and “cool” look for surfers.
And the “Wright stuff” is definitely in the genes. Owen has also signed a major sponsorship deal with Boost Mobile along with his three younger siblings, who are up-and-coming surfers. The motto of this laid back dude, “Have fun and never give up.”
Owen Wright is Who’s Haute.