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
The career of professional athletes is relatively short, especially when compared with those who have “regular” nine-to-six jobs. But what happens in surfing? On average, a surfer starts his or her professional career at between 14 and 18 and hangs the leash around 35. Nevertheless, we’ve athletes reaching their peak of performance around 35 or 40. In the future, as we’ve seen with Kelly Slater and Mike Stewart, healthy food and drink habits and an adequate fitness and training plans will likely extend pro surfing careers to the age of 50.
When should a professional surfer retire?
Australia won 6 out of the 13 gold medals at stake in the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, held in Copenhagen and Cold Hawaii, in Denmark. The Australian athletes conquered the SUP Surfing (Women), Prone Distance Race (Men and Women), Paddleboard Technical (Men and Women), and Team Relay Race divisions. As a result, the Aussie team claimed the overall 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship title, their fifth in six editions.
The inaugural Women’s Waimea Bay Championship (WWBC) will showcase the world’s best female big wave surfers on the North Shore of Oahu, in Hawaii. The invitational event will feature 24 water women at the infamous Waimea Bay, home of the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau. The competition is held in honor of Queen Kaahumanu, the Hawaiian monarch who defied the Kapu system that strictly separated men and women.
Women’s Waimea Bay Championship set for Hawaii
Ramzi Boukhiam and Coco Ho have claimed the 2017 Pro Anglet titles today in two-foot waves. Their victories punctuated an exciting finals day that started with the semifinals in better conditions earlier this morning. Ho and Volcom teammate Maud Le Car, 25, battled in a shifting lineup for their final, as waves become rarer on the outgoing tide. While both surfers gave a great show to the large crowds watching from the beach and promenade, it was Ho that scored the highest with dynamic surfing on the little lefts on offer.
Ramzi Boukhiam and Coco Ho win the 2017 Pro Anglet