Filipe Toledo wins 2017 Hawaiian Pro

November 21, 2017 | Surfing
Filipe Toledo: Haleiwa gave him his first-ever win on the North Shore of Oahu | Photo: Heff/WSL

Filipe Toledo has taken out the 2017 Hawaiian Pro, in Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park, on the North Shore of Oahu.

The Brazilian surfer bested a field of tough competitors in the finals and walked away victorious. Toledo beat Griffin Colapinto, Wiggolly Dantas, and Michel Bourez, and secured his first-ever win on the North Shore.

The decisive heat got underway in wind-affected four-to-six-foot waves. The Championship Tour (CT) campaigner caught seven waves and was able to impose his experience in the shifty lineup.

"This is amazing! I got runner-up in 2015 and got a little taste of victory early in that Final, but I stuck to my game and did what I needed to do today," explained Filipe Toledo.

The first jewel of the 2017 Triple Crown of Surfing also confirmed three new surfers on the 2018 CT roster. Tomas Hermes, Willian Cardoso, and Griffin Colapinto will join the elite of surfing via Qualifying Series (QS).

The next stop on the Triple Crown of Surfing is the Vans World Cup, at Sunset Beach. The last event of the QS season runs from November 25, through December 6.

2017 Hawaiian Pro | Final

1. Filipe Toledo (BRA), 16.54
2. Griffin Colapinto (USA), 15.94
3. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 13.03
4. Michel Bourez (PYF), 8.77