2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic: Courtney Conlogue Eliminates Carissa Moore

Courtney Conlogue is one of the most consistent surfers at the 2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, always posting big scores with her technical turns and snaps. This time around, reigning champion Carissa Moore was no match for Conlogues moves.

Coco Ho.  Photo: ASP RobertsonThe 2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic ran through Rounds 2, 3 and 4 at Dee Why beach today. The stormy conditions seen over the past few days cleaned up, with clean four-to-six foot (2 meters) surf on the beach and the pointbreak.

Stop No. 4 of 7 on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic is run by seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley, who partnered with the Commonwealth Bank's Women In Focus initiative to bring this world-class event to Sydney.

Courtney Conlogue, 2011 ASP Breakthrough Performer of the Year, has caused the upset of the event thus far, eliminating reigning ASP Women's World Champion and reigning Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic champion, Carissa Moore.

"Carissa (Moore) has been ahead of me on the numbers since we got on tour," Conlogue said. "It's nice to beat her. She's surfing great this year, I always look forward to watching her surf. Every single time I get to the Quarterfinals I either come up against Carissa or Steph (Gilmore). They have a good heat and I have a good heat, but they get the go ahead from the judges. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. I'm super excited I won that heat."

Carissa Moore conceded that her ASP Women's World Title defence campaign was all but over.

"I think that means I'm out of the race," Moore said. "Steph (Gilmore) has had a great year and I haven't. Sally (Fitzgibbons) is still in a good place too, so we will see what happens."


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