ASP World No.1 Courtney Conlogue, 19, (USA) was crowned champion of the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE at Les Bourdaines, Seignosse, France on Saturday afternoon after a string of commanding performances in 3ft (head high) surf at the famous French beachbreak. Surfing with all the confidence of a surfer already with two major tour victories under her belt this year, Conlogue posted a series of excellent scores including a perfect 10 in her quarterfinal for three lethal backside hits, before edging past the dangerous Sage Erickson, 21, (USA) in the semis. That set up a relatively one-sided final with Paige Hareb, 21 (NZL) held in tricky strong onshore conditions favouring the righthanders. The American opened up with an 8.83, and backed up with a 7.0 to secure her maiden tour win in Europe. "It feels amazing to come out with a win here, I've always loved coming to France and I had my sights set on taking out a win this year," said Conlogue. "The waves were really fun this morning when it was glassy and I felt like I got into a good rhythm. I had some tough heats with girls like Alessa (Quizon) and Sage surfing super well, and I managed to snag a couple of decent rights in the final. The waves were really good this morning, but even with the onshores it the final there were still fun ones out there." Conlogue picks up $US8000 and 3500 points for her efforts.
The SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE at Les Bourdaines, Seignosse, France ended with excellent surfs from the girls and crowning Courtney Conlogue as the Champion of the event and Bianca Buitendag as 3 Pro Junior winner. The video wraps up the whole four day event and also shows footage of the preparation of the girls. This sums up the daily highlight clips, including the one from Day 3 -- the lay day - plus the signing session of the SWATCH Pro Team at the SWATCH store Hossegor and the BBQ Party in t...
ASP Swatch Girls Pro 2012- France/Hossegor - Overall Eventclip - English
28 August 2013
Swatch Proteam surfer Courtney Conlogue celebrated her 21st birthday today at Le Penon, Seignosse by winning the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE for the second consecutive year, picking up USD$8,000.00 for her efforts and a big confidence boost heading into a dramatic ASP Women's World Title showdown.
SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 - Highlights of Day 5
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5 June 2012
On Friday was a lay day at the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2012... but what a lay day it was! Ne'er content to loll about lamenting the lack of surf, captains of swell times at event HQ put on an afternoon of rambunctious water-based fun involving outrigger canoes, paddleboards, aqua fitness, speed and agility. As a relatively rare all day offshore wind ruffled a miniscule groundswell's shimmering ultramarine crests, nine 4 (wo)man teams battled it out for supremacy around two offshore buoys. In...
ASP Swatch Girls Pro 2012- France/Hossegor - Highlight Day 3 - English
24 August 2013
SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 DAY 3 - Despite the tricky conditions, Alessa Quizon put on a commanding performance including an 'excellent' 9-point-ride for some electric backhand surfing. Coco Ho one of the favorites got eliminated. "Yeah I'm pretty disappointed to lose out there," admitted Coco.
SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 - Highlights of Day 3
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14 May 2012
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Swatch Girls Pro 2012 - France - Trailer
31 May 2012
The SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE got underway on the very first day of the waiting period at Les Bourdaines, Seignosse. A 2ft (chest high) mix of overnight windswell and a distance pulse of Atlantic groundswell offered select scoring opportunities for surfers in the early rounds, but despite the technically challenging conditions, high scores were laid down by a stand-out trio of Hawaiian surfers. Leila Hurst, 18, earned an excellent 9.0 point ride on her way to a heat total of 17.25 (out of 20) i...
ASP Swatch Girls Pro 2012- France/Hossegor - Highlight Day 1 - English
23 August 2013
While the event favorite Courtney Conlogue (USA) was in fine form, some big names fell victim to the tough conditions of the Le Penon beach. With local favorite and Swatch Pro Team surfer Pauline Ado (FRA) bowing out, along with Sage Erickson (USA), the event is already bringing surprises. Swatch Pro Team surfer and ASP World No.3 Courtney Conlogue treated the beach crowd to a near-perfect display in her debut heat, scoring a total of 19.05 out of a possible 20, including a perfect 10 for her...
SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 - Highlights of Day 2
22 August 2013
Finally, the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 kicked off in beautiful Seignosse Hossegor, France. Blue skies, aquamarine seas and offshore winds welcomed the athletes on day one. With the completion of the Round of 60, there are only 48 surfers left in the draw, with the top seeds – including the Swatch Proteam trio-set to enter the fray next. Top 16 surfer Rebecca Woodsposting made the day's highest wave score of 8.75 in Round 1.
SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE 2013 - Highlights of Day 1