- 24 February 2012 | Bodyboarding
He is blonde and comes from Honolulu, Hawaii. Jeff Hubbard knows the meaning of victory and defeat for more than 20 years. He has been riding bodyboards, in small and big waves, since the 20th century.
Jeff Hubbard was born on the 21st October 21, 1975, and has collected more than 40 titles in bodyboarding contests. The aerial expert is getting younger. His first world bodyboarding title only came in 2006. Three years later, in 2009, he repeated the achievement and proved ageing has its benefits.
Last year, Jeff Hubbard lost the third world domination in the dying moments of the last stage of the IBA World Tour, at Fronton Pro, Canary Islands. Despite a bittersweet loss, Jeff always showed a total respect for the winner, the Frenchman Pierre-Louis Costes.
The 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge was his time for a decent and clear revenge. Make no mistake: he was going to leave his final heat opponents all needing to replace their two best scoring waves.
Like in politics, what is black in bodyboarding today, can be white tomorrow. Jeff Hubbard restablished control of the kingdom of bodyboarding, leads the 2012 title race and, at 36, he is following the path of Mike Stewart towards the gallery of the world's greatest sportsmen of all time.
Check out why Jeff Hubbard has dominated the waves of the 2012 Pipe Challenge.