Courtney Conlogue wins the Cascais Women's Pro 2016

September 30, 2016 | Surfing
Courtney Conlogue: she always does well in Guincho | Photo: Poullenot/WSL

Courtney Conlogue has conquered her second consecutive Cascais Women's Pro, in the challenging five-foot waves of Guincho, in Portugal.

The American surfer defeated Tyler Wright by a narrow margin and postponed the Australian's lifelong dream. The next battles will be fought in Landes, France, and in Honolua Bay, Hawaii.

"The world title race has definitely tightened up. I still have a lot of work ahead of me. I'm one step closer, which is always a positive. I am just really happy with my performance at this event, and I feel that I am on a good path right now," expressed Courtney Conlogue.

Tyler Wright has her eyes on the prize, but there are still a couple of challenges ahead. And with a victory in Portugal, Courtney Conlogue proved she has what it takes to surprise the Australian surfer.

"I am always trying to learn from my mistakes and continue growing. I love France, and I am looking forward to hopefully getting a few barrels and doing some big turns."

Only 5,250 points separate both surfers, but the world title race could very well end in the sandy beach breaks of southern France. Because Tyler Wright has her mind set on World Surf League's most coveted trophy.

"I have the same goal going into France - to win every heat and win every final. I am going to take what I've learned out of this one with dealing with beach breaks and everything like that into France and start it all over again," notes Wright.

"I have never been more psyched on surfing or doing heats and the amount that I am learning. I know I am in a title race, but for me, I know what I can do and what I want to do."

Cascais Women's Pro 2016 | Final

1. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.00
2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 12.26