Jeff Hubbard: he rides his own boards | Photo: Sintra Portugal Pro

Jeff Hubbard has taken out the inaugural edition of the Free Surf Bodyboarding (FSB) World Tour.

The Hawaiian bodyboarder claimed the grand finale of the FSB Series 2015, after collecting the 37.7 percent of the votes from the fans. Hubbard beat Davis Blackwell, and Lewi Finnegan in the decisive round.

The scores between all three finalists were always close, but it a last-minute surge of support for the three-time world bodyboarding champion gave him a small advantage in the public vote - a mere 1.6 percent. Judges were divided between Hubbard and Blackwell, so the public ended up deciding the champion.

Thank you so much for voting for me on the Free Surf Bodyboarding World Tour finals. That was a super close final against the young guys, and every vote counted. Also big thanks to the organizers and all the amazing competitors. You guys were all ripping so hard!" said Jeff Hubbard.

The Hawaiian won a brand new Shotbox S71 Action Camera, but he decided to donate the prize to the man who created his video clip for the FSB Series: Matt Tanaka.

"Matt was the driving force behind the clip we put together. He would pull together some extra promo clips and promote it through social media, which I think was a huge help in getting the public vote in the end," concluded Jeff.

Free Surf Bodyboarding (FSB) World Tour 2015 | Final

1. Jeff Hubbard (HAW), 37.7%
2. Davis Blackwell (AUS), 36.1%
3. Lewi Finnegan (AUS), 26.2%