- 27 July 2009 | Bodyboarding
The 2009 Peruvian Inka Challenge has been won by Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii).
He defeated local Jorge Hurtado (Peru) in the final to make history as the first ever winner of an IBA event in Peruvian waters.
Canary Islanders Ardiel Jimenez and Oliver Herrera finished equal third.
Almost 5,000 spectators lined the shore of Chilca to support the event and this will guarantee the longevity of the IBA's newest event on Tour.
- 26 July 2009 | Bodyboarding
Day 3 at the Peruvian Inka Challenge saw some memorable heats and some notable exits.
A large crown gathered to see the battle of two of the sports greats. Jeff Hubbard V Mike Stewart. This is like one of those heavyweight bouts that you wouldn't miss for anything and the locals were froathing.
Mike went for some big moves but could not complete whereas Jeff stuck with his high flying trademark moves and rolled into the quarters.
Dave Winchester (Australia) fired a warning shot over the head of his rivals with a total heat score of 19 out of a possible 20. Stephan Stamm (Brazil) surfed well but could not stop Winny who looked sharp and inform after coming of strong performances on the IBA Australian Rebel Sport Pro Tour.
The best of the locals was Jorge Hurtado (Peru) who defeated Eder Luciano (Brazil) to secure a spot in the quarters against Uri.
Another great battle went down in the first man on man heat when current World Champion Uri Valadao (Brazil) took down former World Champion Ben Player (Australia) This pair are developing a healthy rivalry with each other and it will be good to watch it continue at Arica.
- 25 July 2009 | Bodyboarding
The second day of competition at the Peruvian Inka Challenge saw some great performances as well as some notable 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.