At times ethics was among the first two, what would give him the direct ticket to the third round but in the end he did not succeed.
With a score of 9.64 he was in third position and will have to re-enter the water at dawn on Sunday.
1. United States / Caroline Marks 13.40
2. New Zealand / Ella Williams 9.70
3. Costa Rica / Leilani McGonagle 9.64
4. Portugal / Yolanda Hopkins 9.24
In the end the two best waves of the Costa Rican were with ratings of 4.97 and 4.67.
Now the Tica will have to play a new round to continue in the fight for a medal that will be historic as it is the first time that surfing competes in the Olympic Games.