Australian pro surfer Mikey Wright has opened his miraculous rescue of a drowning stranger in Oahu, Hawaii

Wright and his sister Tyler were on the beach at Oahus North Short when they noticed a beachgoer was swept away in the strong current

The 24-year-old says his instincts worked when he undressed before going in the water to rescue the stranded woman

“When I started filming, I said, ‘Wait, this is going to be pretty bad,’ so I’ll be on my way to give my phone to my wife,” he told Nine TODAY,

“At that point I said, ‘Grab my phone, this person needs to be rescued’ and literally dropped my beer, tore it all down, went through a fence, had to jump over the fence because it didn’t open and then had to run down the beach

“From the time we first saw it to the time we realized it was going to be bad, it was only a matter of seconds”

Wright said his initial concern was that the woman would be swept into the big rocks

“As I ran down I was trying to see where it was and which way it was being pulled,” he said

“Where she was if she wanted to go in, she’d hit the rocks so I tried going in and came back

“She was coming downstream so I just let her drift toward me as I tried to walk towards her

“As I ran, I was just wondering what was the best way to grab her and get her to safety”

While her brother ran straight into the eye of the storm, Tyler Wright said she had full confidence in Mikey, who could get the stranger to safety

“It was an intense situation, but he is an Aquarius We’ve been doing this since we were kids, “he said

“At this point, I knew he was positioning himself to take full advantage of the rocks

“At this point we were worried about the woman and how long she was before she really started fighting”

Wright added that once the woman was brought to safety, she was initially in a “state of shock” before calming down

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