US Open of Surfing: Conlogue falls in quarters; Gilchrist to surf in semis

Manuel of Hawaii edges Sage Hill School graduate, 13.20-12.93, in a quarterfinal heat.

August 03, 2012

Sage Hill School graduate Courtney Conlogue failed to advance out of the US Open of Surfing Women's Pro quarterfinals on Friday near the Huntington Beach Pier.

Conlogue was in a quarterfinal heat with Malia Manuel of Hawaii, who she beat in the 2009 U.S. Open finals. This time, Manuel edged out the heat, 13.20-12.93. Conlogue was in the lead until the final seconds of the heat.

Conlogue, a Santa Ana resident who is ranked No. 5 on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals women's World Championship Tour, finished in fifth place. The 19-year-old earned 5,200 ratings points and $6,000.


Newport Harbor High graduate Kaleigh Gilchrist, who now attends USC, will be surfing Saturday in the US Open Women's Junior Pro semifinals at about 1 p.m. Gilchrist is in the second heat, which also includes Frankie Harrer and Bailey Nagy of the United States and Nikki Van Dijk of Australia.

The event finals are at 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

— From staff reports

U.S. Open of Surfing



8 a.m.-Noon: Men's Surf (Round 5, Heats 1-8), Surf Stadium

8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open Retail Store, Merchandise Kiosks Open Retail Store

9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open Score Card Festival Village

9-10 a.m.: Nike Training Club Workout, on The Strand

9-11 a.m.: Nike Skateboarding Open Skate (all ages), Public Street Course

9-11 a.m.: Converse Open Skate (Under-10), Public Skate Bowl

10-11 a.m.: Autograph Signing (Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, Lauren Enever), Nike Brand Experience/Retail

11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Event Shuttle Service Loop (Edison High and Huntington Beach High)

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Converse Open Skate (all ages), Public Skate Bowl

Noon-1 p.m.: Pacifico Nose Riding Invitational (Semifinals), Surf Stadium

Noon-1 p.m.: Autograph Signing (Julian Wilson, Alejo Muniz, Michel Bourez, Kolohe Andino, Dusty Payne), Nike Brand Experience/Retail

12:30-3 p.m.: Damn Am Presented by Nike Skateboarding (Semifinals, Final), Street Course

1-1:50 p.m.: Junior Women's Surf (Semifinals), Surf Stadium

1-3:45 p.m.: Converse Coastal Carnage (Practice), Skate Bowl/Park

1:50-2:40 p.m.: Junior Men's Surf (Semifinals), Surf Stadium

2:40-3:10 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Junior Women's Surf Final, Surf Stadium

3:10-3:40 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Junior Men's Surf Final, Surf Stadium

3:40-4:10 p.m.: Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Awards (Junior Women and Men), Surf Stadium

3:45-6 p.m.: Converse Coastal Carnage (Qualifiers), Skate Bowl/Park


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