And though there are just two events left, Conlogue will have home surf advantage in the final event of the season during the first week in August at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington, a contest she won three years ago as a 16-year-old.
Conlogue, though, isn't sneaking up on anybody. Right now she's doing the best among the California girls on the tour, ranked ahead of Santa Barbara's Lakey Peterson and Ventura's Sage Erickson. And she was featured recently in Surfing Magazine in which she shared some out-of-the-water details about her life.
One of the topics involved her computer habits:
"Would Instagram count? When I'm home, that is by far the most entertaining. Checking out everyone's little artistic eye and having a bit of fun on my own to entertain myself. YouTube is so much fun, as well. Watching funny videos and catching up on the latest America's Got Talent if I missed out on it the week before. The funny thing about the Internet is you are only meaning to check your email or Surfline to see what the waves are doing, but the next thing you know you are on Facebook, YouTube or watching the heats on demand from the previous World Tour event and two hours have slipped by."
Welcome to the club, Courtney.
Some of the world's best surfers will be in town in a few months for the U.S. Open of Surfing, but we don't have to wait that long to check out some of surfing's future stars.
The National Scholastic Surfing Assn. West Coast Regional Championships will be held on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, starting Thursday and running through Sunday. There will be plenty of the area's best young surfers there, and if they are anything like those who have come before them, big things lie ahead.