Jeff Hubbard: leading boogie man

The final event on this year’s Body Glove USBA National Tour is just around the corner and the excitement for the 2010 SCION Jenk’s Pro has been building to a fever pitch. Forecasters are calling for one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent history.

The SCION Jenks Pro has been blessed with surf for seven years now, including the truly epic 6 – 10’ Ernesto swell of 2005 which provided what many say were the best contest surf for a mainland contest, ever. Even all-time great Jeff Hubbard loves the venue saying, “I can not believe how good the surf has been at Jenk’s over the past years.” We don’t want to jinx it here at the USBA, but we agree with Hubb and hope this year tops them all.

Along with the heat brewing in the Atlantic, there is also heat brewing for the USBA Open Men’s Pro title. Below you will find the title scenarios that are still open heading into Jenks.

Jeff Hubbard is in the current lead with 1720
Guilherme Tamega and Jacob Romero have both 1610
Spencer Skipper and Dave Hubbard both have both 1130

That means:
-If Guilherme or Jacob wins there is no chance for Jeff Hubbard to win the title
-if Jeff loose in the semi finals,TAMEGA or ROMERO need at least a 3rd
-if Jeff gets a 4th, GT or ROMERO need at least a 2nd
-if Jeff gets a 3rd, GT or ROMERO need to win
-if Jeff or GT go to semi there is no chance for SKIPER

Amazing things are in store for this year’s event. Some of the helpful features that have been added to help traveling pros include transportation for all riders, hospitality and VIP lounges and sports massage and chiropractic throughout the event. We’re thrilled to host the flagship event that started the entire USBA tour: The SCION Jenk’s Pro.

Todd McRorie: 17 years old and already signing a deal

Todd McRorie is the newest and youngest member of the Flipmode team.

Todd won himself a spot on the 4Play team last year, had a two page spread in the latest issue of Movement Mag (Issue 33) and also scored himself a spot on their up and coming grom search trip.

He’s also an active member of the Wollongong Bodyboard Club. This 17 year old is a real standout in the surf.

He has a unique style, very fluid which he combines with power moves.

Mark McCarthy: he won it all

The weather that was predicted had arrived with a vengeance on the morning of the finals. All contestants met at Bones at 7am to make a call whether to run the contest or to hold off and surf the huge swell that was predicted for Monday.

The decision was made to surf the remaining 7 final heats at Bones. The waves were still very contestable but with a side shore wind that was getting stronger by the minute it was decided that the Junior and Pro final should be run first followed by the remaining other divisions. Waves were in the 3-5ft range with the wind conditions making wave choice a huge part in the finalists approach to winning their respective final heats.

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