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Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Ashley, Costa-Taylor win at Pipeline Women's Pro


Advertiser Staff

Anastasia Ashley and Karla Costa-Taylor took top honors at the North Shore Soap Factory Pipeline Women's Pro today.

Ashley won the surfing final and Costa-Taylor won the bodyboarding final.

The final day of the contest was run in 3- to 5-foot waves at the Banzai Pipeline. It is the only all-female contest staged at the famous Pipeline break.

Ashley, a former Hawai'i resident who now lives in California, received $1,000 for her victory. The other three finalists were from Hawai'i Paige Alms placed second, followed by Bailey Nagy and Rochelle Ballard.

Costa-Taylor, who is from Brazil, received $1,000 for the bodyboarding victory. Jade Robles of Hawai'i was second.