Yesterday marked the first time β€” ever β€” that the Triple Crown surfing championship staged a women's event at the famous Pipeline, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Stephanie Gilmore of Australia won the Vans Duel for the Jewel contest, earning $10,000 and bragging rights. She's seen on the left in the image below, receiving a plaque, alongside (l-r) to Tyler Wright, Coco Ho and Alana Blanchard.

Congrats to all! Those waves are terrifying.

Barreling Into History [Honolulu Star-Advertiser]
2010 Pipeline Duel for the Jewel Women's Results [Aloha Update]
High Drama at Billabong Pipe Masters - Perfection, Qualifying Heroics and the Vans Duel for the Jewel []
Association Of Surfing Professionals [Official Site]


[Image by Hollis-Ann Stewart!]