Courtney Conlogue grabs her second CT event win for the year at the Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro. With tricky conditions in the final against Tatiana Weston-Webb, it was a low scoring final heat. Both ladies fumbled to find decent scores and failed in multiple attempts and had more wipeouts than usual. But Conlogue’s determination to win pushed her to continue attacking and she was rewarded with a 4.07 and 4.67 in the final eight minutes of the heat, helping her win with a total heat score of 8.74.
Here is a replay of the final heat of the Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro:
Conlogue had a roller coaster ride from the beginning of the tour this year. She started slow with a 9th place and 5th place finish on the first two events, until she got her break and won the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach. Then she got another 9th place finish at the Oi Rio Women’s Pro, before getting another win in Fiji.
Her recent win meant she is the first female CT surfer to win two CT events this year, and is back on track for World Title contention. She currently sits on the fourth place on the Jeep Leaderboard and only 4400 points away from the current World Number 1, Tyler Wright.
One thing that stood out from this win was the different-looking equipment that Courtney rode to victory. It’s a completely different board from her usual go-to Stamps surfboard which she used to win at Bells Beach.
Here is a closer look at what Conlogue usually rides from Stamps Surfboards:
In Fiji, Conlogue rode the Forget Me Not by JS Industries all the way to the final heat as seen in this road to the final footage by WSL:
Here is a photo of Courtney raising her Forget Me Not Surfboard after winning her Final Heat in Fiji:
The Forget Me Not round pin step up model that she used in Fiji had the following dimensions:
6’2″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 5/16″ and 26.8L of volume
Courtney stands 5’9″ tall, and weighs 63kg.
It is public knowledge that Conlogue is an ambassador for Stamps Surfboards which raises the question – has Courtney switched surfboard brands? Or did she just make a tactical decision to make use of the appropriate board for specific conditions in Fiji? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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