Courtney Conlogue: she will win a watch

Courtney Conlogue (USA) today claimed the inaugural Swatch Girls Pro Junior title in a closely fought 35-minute final at Les Bourdaines as she maintained her status as the inform surfer of the entire Swatch Girls Pro Junior. Today also saw The Swatch Girls Pro run through to complete round 4 with excellent surfing witnessed in the stormy conditions setting up a great finals day tomorrow with the crowning of the Swatch Girls Pro Champion.

Overnight gale force winds whipped up the swell generating peaky 4-5ft waves at the main site at Les Bourdaines. During the entire day conditions remained contestable with many displays of physical fitness as the surfers entered the water various times during the day of competition.


Sarah Mason: Kiwis are proud of her

A great day for New Zealand surfing with Sarah Mason winning the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Pro Junior Women’s at Manu Bay Raglan defeating her older sister Airini Mason in a high scoring final.

Sarah’s third wave in the final was an outstanding and decisive 9 point ride with final scores of Sarah Mason on 16 to Airini Mason on 11.25.


Coco Ho: Hawaiian finalist in Europe

The finalists of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Swatch Girls Pro Junior were decided during an action packed day of competitive surfing by the best European and overseas under-21 female juniors. The final will run over the weekend along with the Swatch Girls Pro a 6-Star Women’s Star Series event which was again postponed allowing the future of women’s surfing to showcase their talent at the main break of Les Bourdaines.

Conditions were small and clean with a light cross-shore sea breeze throughout the afternoon as the low tide offered waves in the 2-3ft range. Surfing further south on low tide long rights ran along the bank allowing for some high performance surfing to be laid down by the girls.