Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb runner-up in Fiji
Courtney Conlogue won the Outerknown Fiji Women’s Pro after a difficult concluding heat against Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb. They scrapped through a low-scoring final after a week in which winning heats was more a matter of making the most of tricky conditions than making it through jaw-dropping tubes.
Along the way, both women took down the giants in their sport: Weston-Webb toppled Sally Fitzgibbons, six-time world champ Stephanie Gilmore and three-time world champ Carissa Moore, while Californian Conlogue eliminated world No. 1 and reigning world champion Tyler Wright and event defending champion Johanne Defay.
The conditions were considered excellent at Cloudbreak, off Tavarua, Fiji. The men are in the water there now.
With her finish, Weston-Webb moved to No. 10 in the rankings, up two places, while Conlogue moved to No. 4 from No. 3 with her victory.
The men are in the water in Fiji now, as a decision was made to delay the women’s final until Saturday, the same day the men’s event was scheduled to start.