Following the Stab Wax Test, Michael Ciaramella was curious to learn more about the infamous Fu Wax from Brazil. This is their story as told by its founder, Fuad Mansur, with help from his son Guilherme.
“When we set out to design my pad I had a pretty high benchmark. Of course, the surface of the pad needed to have a super grippy feel, but I also wanted to make the kick functional because I use that feature on the pad when I’m doing a turn”. - Kolohe Andino.
“It is emotional to win here in Brazil in front of this crowd. Coming back home and having this amazing support from the crowd, especially for my baby Koa, it is unbelievable. My son and my family are motivation for me. I am one of those athletes who performs well under pressure. Koa means warrior and I definitely was a warrior to go out there and get that trophy.” – Filipe Toledo
“Before I wasn’t but now I’m definitely thinking about the title. He (John John Florence) has an advantage with more points but you know anything can happen. I want to surf Pipe so bad, I love that wave and I got some good results there in the past, and nothing’s impossible!” – Gabriel Medina
"It feels so good to win an event, this is a really special place for me, I love coming here, I'm so, so stoked. It's been a great event this year, we've had really good waves. I'm not even thinking about the World Title or the rankings, I just wanted a win. I promised to myself I had to win one event this year, and it feels so good now I've done it." - Gabriel Medina
Reigning WSL Champion John John Florence (HAW) claimed victory today at the second stop of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, after defeating Kolohe Andino (USA) in the Final.
"The tide dropped a lot and it was really hard to find the right waves, but I was patient and got that eight. I'm so exhausted. The paddle-outs were ridiculous. Now I'm on [the Championship] Tour pretty much guaranteed so hopefully I can surf the two events coming up freely." – Kolohe Andino