Filipe Toledo Wins Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro
Filipe Toledo claimed victory today at the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro presented by Corona, the fourth stop on the 2021 World Surf League Championship Tour. It was a massive day of action as Main Break turned on super clean four-to-six foot surf.
Filipe was in searing form on Finals Day, building momentum through each heat and posting a two-wave combination of 17.33 (out of a possible 20) in the Finals, one of the highest of the event and the 76th excellent heat total of his career. Toledo’s trademark frontside power-hacks seemed to match the Main Break grunt pound-for-pound as the exciting natural-footer gouged and sliced his way to victory with the equal second-highest total of the entire event.
This result rockets the Brasilian from 8th to 3rd on the rankings as he eyes a spot at the WSL Rip Curl Finals later this year.
“This has been a really fun week. There have been such amazing waves and amazing surfing from everybody so to come out on top feels so good. This one is for my son Koa, it’s his birthday today and he asked me to win the trophy. I promised him I would and I could not break the promise, so this one's for you son, I love you. This win will be a huge jump on the rankings for me which I needed. This Tour is all about consistency and if you’re not showing up in the Finals often, you won’t make that Final 5, and that’s my biggest goal for the year, to give myself that chance.”
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