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CONGRATS AUSTRALIAN LILLY POLLARD….

Above: Roberta Bitzer on a morning Gem!

Girls Went Off Today at Pipeline…Started at 8am… sets were 4-6’+ & Glassy and good most the day!

Aloha!
The results are in…
Lilly Pollard was solid throughout the day. The morning was pretty epic some solid Pipe the Wahine.
Surf went down then there was a surge in the afternoon with good conditions all day.
There was a great international contingent with surfers from Chili, Japan, Hawaii, Brazil and Australia.
Here are the full results.
1. Lilly Pollard Aus (featured front page)
2. Jessica Becker Brazil
3. Ayaka Suzuki Crilley
4. Valentina Diaz Chili
Update and Photos: @banzaibetty
The North Shore Surf Girls Women’s Pipeline Bodyboarding Championship
Thursday February 24th – Friday March 4th, 2022
In 1989 it was Women bodyboarders that were ready to challenge the most famous wave in the world, the Banzai Pipeline. A shortboard contest had never been held there but the bodyboarding contingent was up to the challenge.  Back then there was a heavy Brazilian contingent of women bodyboarders that were leading the charge. Surfers like Karla Costa, Stephanie Peterson, along with a strong group of lady chargers from Japan were the ones to engage in turning the clock fast forward. At the time event organizers were challenging the status quo to bring women to the Pipe! History was made as the wahine bodyboarders surfed the first ever female event at Pipeline. “I am so happy to be able to get the women bodyboarders together to again move the sport forward for our community”, said event organizer Carol Philips. “This season we hope to once again highlight the abilities of the female bodyboarders in surf of consequence.” 
Through the years it was Don and Josie Over that contributed to the event.  Don and Josie Over were locals on the North Shore through the 50’ to 90’s. Josie Over was an actor known for her roles in Magnum, Hawaii 5-0, Quincy and she was above all an avid bodyboarder. They were staunch supporters of the women bodyboarders since that time and forward. At the passing of Josie Over in 1992 her dedicated husband Don set up a fund in support of the event at Pipeline to further the sport of Women’s Bodyboarding. In the 90’s the sport grew in Hawaii and the event saw 64 competitors plus and many magazines covering the wahine. The event continues today although struggling through equality issues that women surfers of all disciplines have faced. 
This year is the 50th anniversary of Title IX that Patsy Mink, the first female and Asian Senator and Congresswoman, introduced. She also wrote child-care bills, education rights bills and fought against discrimination of women. In 1972 she helps write the Title lX Amendment Education Act which to this day sets a precedent of equal opportunity in sports. The event continues in celebration of her efforts and in support of those athletes that want to be professional athletes and make more history! 
The event runs in collaboration with the APB Pipeline Boog Jam presented by Wexxle and the The Pipeline Express by the North Shore Bodysurfing Club. 
North Shore Surf Girls Company: Carol Philips founded the North Shore Surf Girls to provide fun and safe experiences for people of all ages and from all over the world to experience the ocean. Growing up on the North Shore she fell in love with surfing and discovered it to be both thrilling and intimidating. She became a champion bodyboarder and to this day continues to provide opportunities to women athletes and provide services to the community. 
The heats and schedule are posted on the links below.
Artist:  Marina Crawford, @mixipaints

Defending Champion: Traci Effinger 

Surf N Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro 

Bodyboarding
1. Traci Effinger (HAW)
2. Jessica Becker (BRA)
3. Ayaka Suzuki (JAP)
4. Agaiko Shiotsuki (JAP)

Shortboarding
1. Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
2. Melanie Bartels (HAW)
3. Candelaria Resano (NIC)
4. Luana Silva (HAW)

Longboarding
1. Kirra Seale (HAW)
2. Mason Schremmer (HAW)
3. Jamilah Star (HAW)
4. Raquel Heckart (BRA)

Contacts:
Betty Depolito banzaib@hawaii.rr.com 808-781-2535
News Video Available
Carol Philips: carolphilips1@gmail.com 808-779-6222

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