Filipe who? That’s what we said after the young Brazilian won the Nike Pro Junior in Huntington Beach recently. Here he is in all of his spinning glory…
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In one of the most important and biggest surf events of the year, the Brazilians were on fire to face the North-American waves, showing everyone that the new generation of 6.0 surfers from Brasil have all it takes to compete with the best in the world.
We followed our newest surfer in the 6.0 crew at the Nike US Open of Surfing 2011, Filipe Toledo, who won the Pro Junior category, at the age of 16.
Join us with Filipe on his wild week in California. Side by side with Alejo Muniz, Pedro Scooby and Gabriel Medina, from the arrival at the airport, meeting new crew members, behind the scenes and all his accomplishments up to the final heat, when he managed to beat a few of the greatest names of the new generation of surf: Kolohe Andino, John John Florence and Conner Coffin.