Being the final stop on the IBA bodyboard tour and held at the prestigious dangerous, beautiful and spectacular break, we new we were going to crown a champion, a world champion and see some spectacular action in the water. It was make or break time for all of the competitors...
The finals of the 2012 Fronton Pro went down on Friday 14th December 2012 with frenchman Pierre-Louis Costes taking the title in pumping 6- 10 foot heaving barrels. He defeated an in form Jared Houston in the final.
The final saw high quality surfing and was very close.
Finishing in equal third place were Mark McCarthy (ZAF) and Dave Winchester (AUS), both putting on strong performances throughout the event.
The Fronton 2012 saw Jeff Hubbad crowned IBA world champion in front of an eleighted Canarian crowd.
Final top 16 GSS seeding for 2012:
1 – Jeff Hubbard (HAW)
2 – Dave Winchester (AUS)
3 – Pierre-Louis Costes (FRA)
4 – Guilherme Tamega (BRA)
5 – Jared Houston (ZAF)
6 – Mark McCarthy (ZAF)
7 – Mitch Rawlns (AUS)
8 – Ben Player (AUS)
9 – Amaury Lavernhe (REU)
10 – Mike Stewart (HAW)
The first event of the 2013 IBA World tour will be at Pipeline form 16th February to 2nd March 2013.