In early 2018, Mikey Wright fell on a wave while competing at Pipeline. This lead to a herniated L4/L5 disc and spinal stenosis. The pain was so bad that he could hardly sleep.
For the remainder of the year, Mikey competed in 8 events and finished 12th on the CT. He was mostly unable to free surf throughout this time.
In 2019, he competed in the first three CT events before withdrawing to deal with his injury. After 10 months out of the water, this is where Mikey's at now.
This edit features footage from Australia, Fiji, Hawaii and Texas from early 2020. Mikey's back to chasing swells, going hard and getting clips - and there's plenty more to come.