Destinations

Aussie pro surfer heroically rescues struggling swimmer in Hawaii

Pro-surfer Mikey Wright has been caught on camera charging into dangerous surf to save a struggling swimmer in Oahu.

Wright posted footage to his Instagram account showing what is thought to be Oahu’s north shore when he spotted a woman struggling in the waves.

Beachgoers can be seen trying to reach the swimmer but the current was too strong.

The beach was dotted with sharp volcanic rocks and 15-foot waves that were breaking closely together, doubling their strength, according to The Guardian.

Wright can be heard saying the woman was “going to need to get saved” before asking someone to hold his phone while he jumped a fence and charged into the surf.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Mikey Wright (@mikeywright69)


A woman can be heard shouting, “You can’t save him!”

The second video in the post shows Wright struggling among the waves to reach the woman. The two repeatedly get barrelled over by waves but he emerges onto the sand holding her.

“I didn’t question if I was in danger,” the 24-year-old said, according to The Guardian.

“I just knew that she needed help. This lady was in a very tricky situation. Even for a confident person in the water, that’s not somewhere you want to be.”

Wright’s post, which is captioned “Hold my beer”, has received almost 300,000 likes on Instagram and praise from the pro surfing community around the world.

Image source: Instagram/Mikeywright69

“Who needs a cape then you have a mullet?” commented former championship tour surfer Jessi Miley-Dyer.

“I knew that mullet had some magic powers” said Indigenous artist and surfer Otis Hope Carey.

Wright was in Hawaii attending the Pipeline Masters event with his siblings Taylor and Owen, who are also pro surfers.


Featured image source: Instagram/mikeywright69



SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Comments are closed.

Hotels

DayAway lands in Australia

The online booking site is here to show Aussies that you no longer have to trawl through your travel a directory for somewhere to stay.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Catalonia Tourism Board launch grand tour and announce partnership with FC Barcelona

If witnessing FC Barcelona beat some Aussies in a football game last night wasn’t enough Catalonian culture for you, maybe consider a nice tour through the Catalonian country side to really take it in!

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Jackson Hole reveal what’s new for the Winter 22/23 season

If it’s been 2 and a half years since you’ve been skiing then Jackson Hole have you sorted with a variety of new adventures on offer this year.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Get to know one of our incredible Travel DAZE speakers, Dr. Karl! Tickets are going fast!

Travel DAZE is fast approaching and we have Australia’s most loved clever person gracing us with an incredible talk on the psychological benefits of travel.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Airbnb leaves China amid ongoing lockdowns

Like a soon to be ex-wife that complains about her husband never leaving the house, Airbnb is leaving the reclusive Chinese market.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Scoot launches flights to South Korea’s ‘Hawaii of East Asia’

Want a Hawaiian holiday but got yourself banned on your last trip? Here’s the next best thing.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Register for duo, Air New Zealand’s new training and engagement hub and be in the draw to win some epic prizes

Air New Zealand launched its new training and engagement hub called duo, with training, campaigns, incentives the latest brand updates, plus more.

Share

CommentComments

News

Samoa finally announces border re-opening!

The Pacific Island paradise has been working hard to get travel ready and will soon welcome Aussies back to its sunny shores!

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“Heroic” flight attendant comes to the rescue as woman gives birth on Frontier Airlines flight

We here at Travel Weekly think this woman deserves a raise, or at least an honorary midwifery degree.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Are you a ‘local legend’? Bonza is on the lookout for 17 ambassadors!

We feel as though a local legend could either be a dedicated charity worker in the community or someone who frequently drinks beer out of a shoe!

Share

CommentComments

Events

Travel DAZE speaker Matt Endycott from nib chats all things travel! Get your tickets now!

We’ve got Matt Endycott – one of our exciting speakers – to share his thoughts on the industry. Come to Travel DAZE to hear Matt discuss all things travel!

Share

CommentComments

Midweek Interview

Midweek Catch-up with TRAVLR’s Roann Roberts

We love an alliterative name, all the best superheroes and villains have them. We’re not sure where TRAVLR’s head of global travel product sits on that spectrum, though.

Share

CommentComments