Lilly Pollard

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!

Pipeline Tidal 9 Women's Pro

The waves were on and off today like the weather - hot and sunny one minute and cold and rainy the next! There were plenty of barrels to pull in to - but not everyone made it out. 

The competition was fierce, sometimes palpable from the beach; Competitors were fighting for the best position and a hopeful "gem" that might carry them through to the next round. Standouts of today included previous world champion Claudia Ferrari,Daniela Freitas- Ronqullio, Moe Watanabe, Karla Costa Taylor, and Big Island's Lindsay Yasui.

Neymara Carvalho (USA) was the only competitor to score a perfect ten point ride in today's competition. Tara Parsons and Miya Inoue were also on fire, and now face off in the quarters later this week depending on the swell.

Many of the competitors spoke out on behalf of Culturalization, the Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi, and contest director, Betty Depolito's vision. The competitors all expressed their happiness to be a part of a huge contest that not only supports female athletes but also the environment.

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Cobra D' Água Bodyboarding Show

All competitors attending the Brazilian IBA leg tour must confirm their entry online. Both events will distribute a total of $75.000 dollars and more than 4500 IBA world points.

The first event will take place in Estaleirinho Beach, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina from April 21st -26th. The event will count as a women Grand Slam event and international for men. A total of $25.000 dollars for men and $15.00 for women will be distributed.
The Cobra D’Àgua Bodyboarding Show event will take the world best riders to Armação Beach, in Salvador. The event will take place from April 28th to May 3rd. A total of $20.000 dollars for men and $15.000 for women will be awarded.
The check in for the Cobra D’Àgua Bahia Show will take place on the 28th (Tuesday) for a start on the 29th (Wednesday).