OCEANSIDE, CA (August 10, 2012) – The ASP 6-Star Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro returned to Oceanside Pier for day two of competition and saw a day of dominant performances from ASP Women’s WCT surfers. Among those advancing are Rebecca Woods (AUS), 27, and Jacqueline Silva (BRA), 33, both ASP Women’s WCT veterans.
Courtney Conlogue, 19, (Santa Ana, CA) built momentum in her Round of 24 heat, opening her assault with two 7-point rides and went on to blast the day’s highest scores. The talented Californian went on to net the day’s highest single wave score of a near-perfect 9.70 out of 10 for an impressive frontside air and competed her campaign with a combined 17.40 heat total while advancing to the Round of 12.
“I felt great. The waves picked up so I just wanted to let my hair down and put on a show. I want to win, but it’s great to compete against 80 of the greatest female surfers in the world,” Conlogue said.
Another woman surfing fiercely for the win is Sage Erickson, 21, (CA), who came back from fourth place to a second place finish in order to advance to the next round. “That was a nerve wrecking heat, but it always feels amazing to come back after not starting strong. My goal is to win, I’m hungry to get on that podium and to re-qualify for the ‘CT.”
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro’s Round of 80 format represents the largest qualifying event for the 2013 ASP WCT and is also the only women’s qualifying event on the 2012 ASP North America schedule. 12 hopefuls remain in the competition that recommences for the final day tomorrow at 11:30am local time and will be webcast live via www.supergirljam.com.
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PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 24 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Rebecca Woods (AUS) 13.34, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 11.67, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 10.00, Ornella Pelizzari (ARG) 7.44
Heat 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 17.40, Sarah Baum (ZAF) 8.53, Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 7.43, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 4.43
Heat 3: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.73, Sage Erickson (USA) 10.34, Suelen Naraisa (BRA) 9.94, Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 5.70
Heat 4: Laura Enever (AUS) 11.20, Nage Melamed (HAW) 9.50, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.80, Justine Dupont (FRA) 5.54
Heat 5: Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 13.23, Pauline Ado (FRA) 12.27, Joanne Defay (FRA) 11.70, Coco Ho (HAW) 5.03
Heat 6: Paige Hareb (NZL) 11.36, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 10.14, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 9.50, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 6.70