Courtney Conlogue: getting into the top seeds | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Courtney Conlogue conquered the Women's Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015, at Main Break.

The American surfer kicked off the final against Carissa Moore with a modest score, but the Hawaiian unloaded two big turns and earned an excellent 8.50.

Conlogue answered back with a big layback hack to reclaim the lead and then took a set wave for an excellent 8.43. With four minutes to go, the Californian found a found a big righthander, delivering three solid terms to improve her scoreline with an 8.50, and take the win.

"It's just phenomenal. Carissa's been on such a stellar run, and I was thinking, maybe I can end it. I had a bit of a tricky start to this event and was feeling out of rhythm," reveals Courtney Conlogue.

"On the off days I just went surfing a lot and have a bunch of fun and I think that it got me all psyched and happy for the end of the event. I've put so many hours into trying to get into the top seeds, and I want to try and crack open the top three."

With a fifth place on the Gold Coast and a third at Bells Beach, Courtney Conlogue moves to second place on the World Surf League rankings, en route to the fourth event of the year, the Oi Rio Pro.

Women's Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2015 | Final

1. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 16.93
2. Carissa Moore (HAW) 13.13