'Hold my beer': Australian surfer Mikey Wright charges into Hawaii surf to rescue struggling swimmer

 The video was also posted by Wright’s sister, Tyler, who captioned it himself by saying “Closing out 2020 with some hero shit by [Mikey].”

It has been reposted by surfers around the world, and has been viewed thousands of times, as people celebrate Wright’s bravery.

Many took to comment on Wright’s post, praising the 24-year-old and championing his selfless act.

Mick Fanning, former world champion surfer, wrote: “Wow that could of ended really bad!! Well done.”

Another comment came from Jessi Miley-Dyer, a former championship tour surfer, who said, “Who needs a cape when you have a mullet.”

Wright comes from a family of surfers, including brother Owen and two-time women’s world champion Tyler, all from the the New South Wales south coast town of Culburra.

The siblings were in Hawaii for the Pipeline Masters event, held just before Christmas.

Mikey placed 17th in the men’s event, but Tyler won the first women’s tour title at Hawaii’s famed Pipeline break, making it an overall successful trip for the family.

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