2009 Peruvian Inka Challenge 

The second day of competition at the Peruvian Inka Challenge saw some great performances as well as some noteable eliminations.

The crowd and the setup was impressive as the Peruvians really embraced the worlds best riders coming to their homeland.

For their first year Jose' and his hard working team are doing an amazing job and the future of the event looks to be secure.

The random peaks at Chilca are difficult to read and as a result some of the experienced campaigners went down.

Chad Jackson (Australia) was just one of the casualties from R4. Jose Urgarte (Peru) Fabio Rodrigues (Brazil) and Rui Pereira(Portugal) were others to fall victim to the soupy conditions.

Former World Champion Damian King (Australia) made a successful return to the IBA World Tour after a back injury kept him from competing for the most part of 2007.


Sintra will hold an IBA DKWT event in 2009 

The Sintra Portugal Pro will now be offering US$5000 for the first International event on the 2009 IBA DKWT (Drop-Knee World Tour).

Last year Dave Hubbard (Hawaii) had to hold off a determined Ardiel Jiminez (Canary Islands) to be crowned World Champion and this year the action is assured to be better than ever.

The next event on the DKWT will be Ferrol.


Peruvian Inka Challenge 

Everything is ready for the 4th stop of the IBA World tour event that will take place for the first time in Peru.  The best bodyboarders will fight for a $20.000 dollars purse and 1000 points in the 2009 world ranking.
Most of the riders came to Peru before the opening date, to surf the awesome waves that the Peru Shoreline has to offer.  Ryan Hardy and Chad Jackson were the first international riders that came to Peru.

Ryan explained why he came so early “ I wanted to adapt my body to the food and also the waves.  I’ve surfed two consecutive days in Chilca with 8 feet solid sets.  It will be really nice to compete in that kind of wave.” Said the 2009 Pipeline winner.
Chad Jackson was the first victim of Chilca. He got wiped out by the wave and creased his board in a way that the deck split wide open and exposed the core.