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Brazil Storm conquers Lower Trestles

Filipe Toledo and Silvana Lima have taken out the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, in Southern California. The Brazilian duo defeated Jordy Smith and Keely Andrew in the iconic cobblestone surf break of Lower Trestles. Despite the small three-to-four-foot waves on offer, Toledo and Lima are a force to be reckoned with in pro surfing no matter what the conditions are like Filipe Toledo claimed the fifth Championship Tour of his still short career – he is the first male athlete to win two events this season and has definitely entered the world title discussion.

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Brazil Storm conquers Lower Trestles

Brazilian Storm conquers Lower Trestles

Filipe Toledo and Silvana Lima have taken out the Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro at Trestles, in Southern California. The Brazilian duo defeated Jordy Smith and Keely Andrew in the iconic cobblestone surf break of Lower Trestles. Despite the small three-to-four-foot waves on offer, Toledo and Lima are a force to be reckoned with in pro surfing no matter what the conditions are like Filipe Toledo claimed the fifth Championship Tour of his still short career – he is the first male athlete to win two events this season and has definitely entered the world title discussion.

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Brazilian Storm conquers Lower Trestles

Kai Lenny wins the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge

Kai Lenny has taken out the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge, in Mexico. The Hawaiian waterman secured his first Big Wave Tour (BWT) victory in near-perfect 20-to-25 foot waves. Lenny won the bronze-rated event with a spectacular barrel in the dying minutes of the final. “I can’t believe it. I am so stoked. It was hard to get waves out there because they were just so shifty, but then the one that I had been waiting for finally came. I did a slow bottom turn, and then I knew I had it,” explained Kai Lenny.

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Kai Lenny wins the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge

Round 4 completed at Cloudbreak

Four surfers have confirmed their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro. The non-elimination round at Cloudbreak brought a few surprises, but Matt Wilkinson played a smart game in a tricky heat against Julian Wilson and Ian Gouveia. It’s clear he wants the yellow jersey. “I’ve just been free surfing and keeping busy on those lay days, but stoked to get it back on and get some fun waves. Before last year, I’d never really had a big result here. To get to that final last year was a pretty good confidence boost for me for this year,” explained Wilkinson.

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Round 4 completed at Cloudbreak

Paying for surf: has the Maldives gone too far?

David Flide is a British surfer and a longtime fan of the Maldives. However, his eighth trip to the archipelago was not a dream come true. This is his story on paying premium fees for surfing in paradise. “We tried to return to Lohis for the eighth time and enquired for the first two weeks of October. We found a really good price that matched their 3-star offering as a resort – £4,400 ($5,680) for two adults, and one baby for 14 nights.” “Last year, we had an awesome time, although the waves only existed for four of our 16 nights. But hey, that’s surfing.”

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Paying for surf: has the Maldives gone too far?