Rice came in with a time of 2:37.23 to earn the top spot on the day. Walter Bouz’an Sanch’ez followed in second 3.20 behind Rice and Esteban Medina Ojeda finished strong in third another 32 seconds off the pace.
World Surfski Series contender and full-time Firefighter Angie Mouden took top honors for the women with a time of 3:08.48 with 2016 Euro Challenge winner Amaia Osaba Olaberri and Sara Rafael in at 4.16 and 5.09 back respectively.
Mouden, has come off a stellar 2016, with wins at the Dutch Coast Race and the Nelo Summer Challenge, is making a strong statement that she is the top contender among elite women.
The AOS is a three stage race covering a total of 40 km. All three stages are covered on the same day.
This article originally appeared on Surfski News.