Day two of the three-day Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only WSL Women’s QS6000 event in the continental U.S. — wrapped with an intense afternoon of surfing as former champ Malia Manuel (HAW) narrowly escaped elimination on her last wave in the Round of 24 and defending champ, Sage Erickson (USA), came from behind in the final few seconds of her heat.
“It was a crazy heat! I haven’t battled that hard for advancement in a long time,” said reigning Supergirl Pro champ, Sage Erickson. “The last two minutes were kind of a blur – I needed a score and to get it in the last 10 seconds, without priority, was surreal. This event means so much to me. I couldn’t go down without a fight!”
The action continues on Sunday as the top-seed titans take to the water starting at 8 a.m. at the Oceanside Pier with a field of 16 competitors, narrowed from 108. Some of the world’s best female surfers will converge on the surf, including former Supergirl winners and podium vets, like Sage Erikson (USA), Malia Manuel (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA) and #2-ranked in the world, Courtney Conlogue (USA), who won the Supergirl Pro in 2009.
SoCal’s Courtney Conlogue looked unstoppable winning both of her heats, posting a massive 9.30 on her opening wave. “When the waves came through there were really good scoring opportunities and I was stoked to get that first wave right off-the-bat,” said Conlogue. “I’m thrilled to be in the final rounds and to put on a jersey in front of a home crowd to once again go for that pink Supergirl cape. I’m so grateful to Supergirl and Paul Mitchell for supporting female surfers, and I’m excited to see it grow to be such an important qualifying event.”
Round of 16 to compete at Sunday’s Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro include defending Supergirl Pro champ Sage Erickson (USA), 24; Courtney Conlogue (USA), 22; Lakey Peterson (USA), 20; Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), 19; Malia Manuel (HAW), 21; Coco Ho (HAW), 24; Johanne Defay (FRA), 21; Silvana Lima (BRA), 30; Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 20; Laura Enever (AUS), 23; Chelsea Tuach (BRB), 19; Justine Dupont (FRA), 23; Isabella Nichols (AUS), 17; Alessa Quizon (HAW), 21; Philippa Anderson (AUS), 23; and Dimity Stoyle (AUS), 23.
The free event runs through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature meet-and-greets with top pros, giveaways, the Supergirl Skate Pro skateboarding competition presented by Active Rideshop, a Celebrity Surf Contest, the Kona Beer Garden, a Surf Film Festival and complimentary hair styling by Paul Mitchell in their on-site style salon.
Contest and Event Schedule
|Sunday, July 26, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.8:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Round 6 (Round of 16) 8 Heats
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival Village Open
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kona Beer Garden Open
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Supergirl Skate Pro presented by Active Rideshop
Skateboarding Half-Pipe Competition
11:35 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Quarterfinals 4 Heats
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pro Surfer Autograph Signing
1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Semifinals 2 Heats
2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Celebrity Surf Contest 1 Heat
2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Supergirl Pro Finals – 1 Heat
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Awards Ceremony
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Live Concert with Bonnie McKee
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Live Concert with Kari Kimmel
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 72 CONTINUED RESULTS:
Heat 10: Nao Omura (JPN) 12.83, Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 10.97, Quincy Davis (USA) 8.64, Freya Prumn (AUS) 1.57
Heat 11: Mikaela Greene (AUS) 9.67, Alyssa Spencer (USA) 8.57, Caroline Marks (USA) 8.33, Bailey Nagy (HAW) 7.00
Heat 12: Stephanie Single (AUS) 13.00, Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 11.00, Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 9.00, Natsuki Suda (JPN) 8.27
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 48 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 12.10, Georgia Fish (AUS) 8.93, Mainei Kinimaka (HAW) 8.70, Sophia Bernard (AUS) 7.53
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.73, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 13.57, Ella Williams (NZL) 13.27, Laura Macaulay AUS) 8.64
Heat 3: Sage Erickson (USA) 17.43, Keely Andrew (AUS) 16.40, Tia Blanco (USA) 12.96, Maud Le Car (FRA) 9.73
Heat 4: Courntey Conlogue (USA) 17.13, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.26, Ashlee Spence (AUS) 8.40, Alana Blanchard (HAW) 2.60
Heat 5: Malia Manuel (HAW) 15.84, Justine Dupont (FRA) 12.20, Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS) 10.57, Tessa Thyssen (BLM) 8.10
Heat 6: Laura Enever (AUS) 15.20, Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.40, Chelsea Roett (BRB) 10.97, Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 9.00,
Heat 7: Alessa Quizon (HAW) 15.50, Brianna Cope (HAW) 11.93, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 11.07, Malia Osterkamp (USA) 5.50
Heat 8: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 15.56, Isabella Nichols (AUS) 11.94, Shelby Detmers (USA) 11.30, Dominic Barona (PER) 9.83
Heat 9: Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.04, Frankie Harrer (USA) 10.50, Kim Veteau (GLP) 6.70, Bruan Schmitz (BRA) 5.77
Heat 10: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.67, Nao Omura (JPN) 10.74, Paige Hareb (NZL) 10.57, Macy Callaghan (AUS) 8.67
Heat 11: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 15.60, Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 12.50, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 11.47, Honolua Blomfield (HAW) 5.90
Heat 12: Coco Ho (HAW) 12.43, Philippa Anderson (AUS) 10.93, Alyssa Spencer (USA) 7.50, Stephanie Single (AUS) 7.33
PAUL MITCHELL SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 24 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 14.33, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 9.63, Keely Andrew (AUS) 7.50
Heat 2: Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.90, Sage Erickson (USA) 11.06, Georgia Fish (AUS) 9.93
Heat 3: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 14.66, Malia Manuel (HAW) 13.80, Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.00
Heat 4: Laura Enever (AUS) 14.93, Justine Dupont (FRA) 12.50, Anali Gomez (PER) 12.40
Heat 5: Isabella Nichols (AUS) 14.84, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 12.60, Frankie Harrer (USA) 12.10
Heat 6: Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.76, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 11.63, Brianna Cope (HAW) 9.50
Heat 7: Philippa Anderson (AUS) 14.34, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 10.54, Mahina Maeda (HAW) 6.90
Heat 8: Nikki Van Dijik (AUS) 15.34, Coco Ho (HAW) 14.00, Nao Omura (JPN) 7.30
The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is the only WSL QS6000 female event in the continental U.S. The live contest will be streamed HERE on Sunday, July 26th from 8am to 4pm PST.
The event will also be broadcast on FOX Sports this fall. For more detailed information on the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro, please visit www.supergirlpro.com.