Brazilian Storm conquers Lower Trestles

September 16, 2017 | Surfing
Filipe Toledo: he loves Trestles | Photo: Morris/WSL

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.

"Finally! This is a very special moment right now. I always get stopped in the Semis and beating Jordy, the one who beat me last time, is an incredible feeling. This event is always so entertaining to watch," revealed Toledo.

"It's been a crazy run for the world title, and I think it's going to be one of the best once we get toward the last event - and I'm going to be there."

On the women's side, Silvana Lima confirmed her superiority in this kind of waves by applying her powerful frontside skills on the ramps she found along the way. The Brazilian put combination the Australian in a combination situation and raised the trophy.

"I still can't believe I won over here. All I could think about after the last event was coming here to Lowers. It's my favorite wave on tour because I can surf how I like, do turns how I like and I just had to keep going," concluded Lima, who secured her first CT win since 2010.

2017 Hurley Pro Trestles | Final

1. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 15.67
2. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 9.80

2017 Swatch Pro | Final

1. Silvana Lima (BRA) 17.60 
2. Keely Andrew (AUS) 10.93 uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.