Filipe Toledo surfs like a virtuoso flamenco guitarist -- fast and breezy with the deft touch of a true technician. In the latest web edit installment from the man who pulls together full-video parts (albeit short) in his "Single Sessions" collection, Toledo throws the kitchen sink at "Like Home," directed by Bruno Baroni.
Once again the ubiquitous red wettie makes a starring appearance amidst an impressive collection of bangers and hammers, tow-ats and tube tucks, and a stormy, air-wind aided session. Surfing the beachies near Sao Paulo (and Rio), it's easy to see why Toledo has few peers in everyday conditions. Not since the likes of Rob Machado graced the pro ranks has a small-wave wizard stood head and shoulders above the rest in surf shoulder high and under.
After being handed a WSL imposed sanction at the Oi Rio Pro, Toledo stayed busy getting some work done near his hometown of Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, while the rest of the Tour was in Fiji. Currently rated No. 14, he'll be looking move back into the Top 10 rankings and jump start his season at J-Bay. A location where the Brazilian finished 5th in 2016, a career best result at the righthand pointbreak. Toledo and the rest of the CT will be back in South Africa for the Corona Open J-Bay in a couple weeks, starting July 12-23, 2017.