Filipe Toledo Wins Jeep Surf Ranch Pro
Filipe Toledo has won the Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe today, the sixth stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour and the final event ahead of surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next month.
Filipe, the form surfer of the event, stormed to victory with a dominant performance at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore taking out fellow Brazilian Gabriel Medina.
In the all-Brazilian Final and a rematch of the past two event Finals, Filipe’s near perfect 9.67 followed by an excellent 8.27 were too much for the two-time WSL Champion. The win, Filipe’s second of the year, sees him move up to third place on the WSL rankings behind reigning WSL Champion Italo Ferreira, who finished the event in equal 9th.
“This is my third CT final at the Surf Ranch, and the last two times Gabriel beat me. It feels really good to take the win this time. Gabriel has been putting on a show the entire year, and is already in the WSL Final 5 at Trestles so winning against him means a lot to me.”
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