Courtney Conlogue walks out of the water at World Surf League Surf Ranch Pro on Sept. 8, 2018 in Lemoore, Calif.
American Courtney Conlogue won her second World Surf League title in two months defeating Macy Callaghan in the final at the Roxy Pro France on Friday.
The Santa Ana, California, native was solid from start to finish on each of her final waves, using a strong bottom turn, a competitive degree of difficulty and a good speed as she continues her comeback from a foot injury at the start of the season to score a 14.76.
It was the first World Surf League final for Callaghan, the 2016 women’s junior world champion from Australia. She scored a 10.96.
Conlogue, who was the runner-up to the world title in both 2015 and 2016, missed the first half of the season with a foot injury but defeated Stephanie Gilmore at the Vans US Open of Surfing in August in the final for a win in just her third competition of the season.
Coming into the Roxy Pro, she’d lost twice this season to Hawaii’s Carissa Moore, including the last time they faced one another in a heat at the Surf Ranch Pro competition in September where Conlogue finished fifth. That wasn’t the case in France, where they met in the first semifinal of the day on Friday and Conlogue emerged victorious with a score of 14.14 to Moore’s 13.26.
In the third round of the competition, Conlogue defeated Gilmore, who was considered a favorite to win this event.