The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Ranger recommenced this morning with Round 2 going down in beautiful offshore conditions and three-to-five foot (1 -- 1.5 metre) surf at nearby Winkipop.
Owen Wright (AUS), 21, 2010 ASP Rookie of the Year, rebounded from a disappointing Round 1 heat yesterday by schooling Brazilian prodigy and Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach wildcard Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17 in their Round 2 clash.
"I knew that he (Gabriel Medina) was dangerous out there," Wright said. "I got a couple of good scores and kept building on them throughout the heat. I had a few nerves in my first round heat and didn't find any form at all, so it felt great to have a good heat. I'm not a rookie anymore, I'm one of the guys in the top few that wants to get higher. It's a challenge, but I'm ready to step up."