Jeff Hubbard

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.

The crew now pack up and head towards Arica for the second Grand Slam for Men, The Arica Chilean Challenge, so stay tuned for more action.

The Chilean big wave surf break of Punta de Lobos and the idyllic Australian point break of Noosa have been officially declared the 9th and 10th World Surfing Reserves, respectively.

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