Puerto Rican bodyboarders stand out at Pipeline

February 20, 2013 | Bodyboarding

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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.

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