2009 IBA World Tour is finished at El Confital

Jeff Hubbard has conquered the 2009 IBA World Tour title, at El Confital Beach, Canary Islands, Spain.

The Hawaiian bodyboarder - who depended on third party scores - got over Mike Stewart in the last moments.

Dave Winchester and Guilherme Tâmega were also fighting for the world bodyboard title, but Jeff Hubbard was able to achieve the highest honour.

The last stage was won by Spanish rider Diego Cabrera.


2009 IBA World Tour

Dayfour at Confital will go down in bodyboarding folklore.

A picture perfect day with flawless waves and the worlds best riders all pushing the boundaries of the sport to new levels.

The day started with the WWT opening rounds and the girls were challenged with some break-neck conditions coming off an early low tide.

1999 World Champion Karl Costa-Taylor (Brazil) was the rounds best scorer with some steep drops and deep tube rides.

Hot on her heels was Natasha Sardardia (PRC) and Isabella Sousa (Brazil).

All of these girls charged the reef at Confital with tons of style and not a hint of fear.


Diego Cabrera

The third day at Confital lived up to all the pre hype with some first-rate waves creating the perfect canvas for the world best bodyboarders to draw lines on.

The day started with R6 with Spanish riders Jonathan Vega and Alex Uranga top scored with high 7’s on their top two waves.

During the early heats the tide was low and the big scores were few and far between.

R7 was equally entertaining with Mitch Rawlins and Adam Morley both combining deep tube rides with flashy air moves to dominate the round.

Into R8 and the waves by this stage were nothing short of amazing.