Men’s No. 3: Owen Wright

2011 SURFER Poll

Wright’s jump from No 10 to No. 3 in just one year represents the fastest SURFER Poll climb to date. No doubt his star rose faster in 2011 on the back of his performances in Kai Neville’s Lost Atlas and on and at the beachbreaks of Long Beach, New York, where, in front of tens of thousands of spectators, he beat Slater in impressive style.