Ethan Ewing and Tyler Wright have emerged victorious at the 60th Bells Beach surfing event in what was a thrilling display of skill and technique in challenging conditions at Winki Pop. The all-Australian final had thousands of fans on their feet.
Tyler Wright is now a back-to-back champion of the iconic competition, cementing her place as one of the greatest female surfers of all time. In the final, she went up against rookie and world number one, Molly Picklum. However, Wright took control in the closing stages to secure the win.
“It took me 12 years to get the first Bell, and this one, it felt different but all the same,” said Wright. “It’s an absolute honor and a privilege to surf here at Djarrak. It’s been amazing to have my full team and support here. It’s moments like these that mean the world to me now. To really execute this week the way I wanted to, like I have, I’m really proud.” Tyler Said.
Meanwhile, Ethan Ewing faced off against Ryan Callinan in the men’s final. It was a closely contested battle, but Ewing seemed to be in control from the early stages of the final. Ewing’s victory was particularly special as it saw him join his late mother, Helen Lambert Ewing, on the perpetual trophy. Helen Ewing won the Bells Beach Title back in 1983, and her son’s triumph has become a particularly emotional moment in surfing history.
“This is far-out, it’s been such a crazy week and this event is the one I wanted to win the most, said Ewing. “It’s such a special thing, I’ve been thinking about it since I’ve been on Tour. It’s been a huge goal of mine and in honor of her [Ewing’s late mother, Helen Lambert], I wanted to do her proud. I’ve had her trophy next to my bed since I can remember and I’ve dreamt of having my name on the stairs with her. Tell your mum you love them because you never know what life throws at you.” Ewing Said.