- 20 February 2013 | Bodyboarding
The first day of the GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013 saw Rafael Rivera and Ruben Quinones dominating the heat scores. The Puerto Rican bodyboarders are fired up.
In testing 2-4 foot conditions, at the Banzai Pipeline, Rivera and Quinones placed scores of 15.01 and 13.88, respectively.
Local rider Bud Miyamoto also put on a good performance and Australia's Ewan Donnachie managed to secure a spot in Round 3.
In the Women's division, Rounds 1 and 2 featured strong performances from Maira Viana, who managed to post the highest heat score of the entire event thus far, 15.08 out of a possible 20 points.
Japanese power house Aoi Koike, along with Australia's Emma Cobb, also featured in the top 3 heat totals of the day, putting on a great display of stylish and technical riding.