Tyler Wright doesn't care she came second. She wouldn't have been too bothered either if she came first.
Least of all, she doesn't care what everybody else has to say.
"I didn't win but it doesn't matter because I did what I wanted to do and to me personally, that's better than a world title," said Wright, a couple of weeks after the final waves of the tour-ending event in Portugal ended her world title push.
"That was only ever going to be a bonus like all the other results this year. It was about going out there, doing what I wanted to do, surfing the way I wanted to and not listening to anyone."
Ask the 19-year-old when she plans to get back into training - after all, there is a title in Carissa Moore's keeping in Hawaii which the Aussies want to win back.
"I'll have Christmas and New Year off but I'll probably start training again in December - or maybe even January. I'll just see how I'm feeling," she said.
Flippant? Absolutely not. It's Wright's modus operandi.
Like booking an overseas holiday one day and taking the Mercury's phone call less than 24 hours later - even as she's packing her bags before flying out for said holiday.
Same goes for surfing. In the water when she wants, not when she should.
Which is why Gerringong will be a more permanent base next year after she spent most of her recent time on the North Coast.
"My cousins are down here and a lot of my family is down here too," she said. "I'm between here and the Gold Coast and it's always good to come back here.
"You can just relax and I love that part. [This year] has been the most fun I've ever had and I've enjoyed myself so much. That's all I really want to ever do.
"Be happy, have fun and enjoy what I'm doing.
"The life that I live is so incredible ... it really is. I'm so lucky to be able to travel the world, surf incredible places with incredible people."
One of those she hopes to enjoy much of 2014 with is older brother Owen, who is recovering from a serious back injury which cut short his time on the men's tour this year.
Owen helped revive Tyler's fortunes before the start of the season.
"He knows what it's like, but he's never actually told me what to do," Tyler said. "He said, 'I can't tell you what to do in any situation. I can't tell you because you've got to decide that. It's up to you decide'.
"They've believed in me even when I haven't. They've said you've got this, do it your way. I have the best support team - I know I've said it a thousand times - and family. It's the most fun I've ever had and I've enjoyed myself so much."
Same goes for when good friend and Gerroa surfer Sally Fitzgibbons eliminated her in the quarter-finals in Portugal, serving the world title up on a plate for Moore.
"For me it was just another day, just another heat and just another chance to surf," Wright said. "That's what I did and I had fun."
It means Wright, who won tour events on the Gold Coast and Brazil this year, made it four straight years that South Coast surfers were world runners-up.
But it is just a number, after all.