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Behind Filipe Toledo’s J-Bay Win

Another excuse to revisit that double twirl.

cinema // Aug 19, 2017
Words by stab
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Exhibiting “One of the greatest competitive rides…ever seen” by Shaun Thomson. Filipe Toledo has offered the rare insight behind locked door’s of camp 77. Toledo confesses to be unnerved by sharks seen in South African line up’s time and time again. Rather as aerial inspo “I had to go for the air because of the shark. The shark flew and I had to do the same thing”. Our 2017 J-Bay champ spoke on his double-alley-opp, a wave that initiated the “best combo ever” debate. “The section was perfect bro, perect! I did a long bottom turn, and I thought of doing another alley-opp and then an air. But since I did a long bottom turn I couldn’t. Then I thought to myself, I need to do another alley-opp”. The thing about that double manoeuvre is J-Bay predominately is won at that size by a hefty rail game. Has Toledo flipped that switch forever? Will the J-Bay for years to come be won with airs? Ignore the sections in front and racing the line? Is thats how you win..? Although there’s no getting over that boat ride, watching Toledo at J-Bay is similar to Mick Fanning at Snapper Rocks. Arm’s flailing. 

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