- 06 April 2009 | Bodyboarding
Lilly Pollard leads the charge with Pipeline vets such as Neyrama Carvahlo and Daniel Freitas following suit.
Lilly opens up the day with big barrels followed by clean boosting ars's. Neymara's smooth tube skills gained her the first 10 of the event while Danielas consist surfing had her progressing into day 2.
Other big performances from Hawaii can in the form of Lindsey Yasuri (HI) who was the only Hawaii to make it through to the following days qrt finals.
Former US champ Roberta Bitzer had a great first heat placing first and followed it up with a hard charging second round with the biggest wave of the contest thus far. However not making exiting the barrel left her exiting the event to an on fire performance by Lilly Pollard and Asako Shiotsuki who had taken advantage of the waves in the last few minutes of round 2.
Mandy Zieran much like hew Aussie sister lilly progressed in to round three with smooth rolls at back door!
In the third round it was much of the same but with another dark horse performace from Emilia Perry that had the crowd on their feet! Also Tara Parsons hit a two roll combo on a set that had her repping california to the up-most!
Brazils Jessica Becker was consistent as always as she started her 09 title chase!
But it was Neymara that was looking in top shape once again to start off 09 with a bang! Along with the favorites a newly back on tour Karla Costa made it happen winning heats on the way to day 2 of the Culturalization Pipeline tidal 9 Pro!
SOURCE: IBA World Tour