Skateboarding skills open the Oakley Lowers Pro 2015

April 30, 2015 | Surfing
Filipe Toledo: his sponsors are very pleased | Photo: Glaser/Oakley

Filipe Toledo stood out in the opening day of the Oakley Lowers Pro 2015, at Lower Trestles, California.

The Brazilian wave skater put out an unbelievable high-performance show on his Round 1 heat against Tiago Pires, Dion Atkinson, and Soli Bailey. Toledo claimed the day's highest single scoring wave.

“The wave is a skatepark. It has good speed and good sections that you can just hammer away at. It's pretty much the funnest wave on the planet for performance surfing," expressed Filipe.

"I'm living my dream. I'm having a really good year. I have great support in my family and sponsors and good boards. Excited to see what else this week has for us at Lowers before heading down to Rio."

Conner Coffin, the talented young star from Santa Barbara, showed he's ready to join the world's best in the near future. He had the highest heat total of the day, with an impressive 17.90-point game.

"It feels great to put a strong heat together. I feel like I've been surfing well the past couple of years, I have great boards and awesome support, but everyone in these competitions is super talented and very hungry. I feel comfortable at Lowers," concluded Coffin.

Oakley Lowers Pro 2015 | Round 1 Results

Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.97, Tiago Pires (PRT) 13.90, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 10.44, Soli Bailey (AUS) 9.86
Stu Kennedy (AUS) 15.90, Brett Simpson (USA) 14.43, Mateia Hiquily (PYF) 12.73, Dillon Perillo (USA) 10.84
Charles Martin (GLP) 16.23, Lucas Silveira (BRA) 12.10, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 11.40, Luke Davis (USA) 11.10
Brent Dorrington (AUS) 16.20, Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.00, Deivid Silva (BRA) 13.33, Cahill Bell-Warren (AUS) 5.17
Heitor Alves (BRA) 15.77, Marlon Lipke (PRT) 15.10, Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 14.40, Beyrick de Vries (ZAF) 13.84
Conner Coffin (USA) 17.90, Joan Duru (FRA) 15.73, Matt Banting (AUS) 15.50, Evan Geiselman (USA) 13.80
Dusty Payne (HAW) 17.43, Krystian Kymerson (BRA) 13.43, Tomas Hermes (BRA) 12.63, Chris Ward (USA) 11.17
Mitchel Coleborn (AUS) 13.27, Tanner Hendrickson (HAW) 10.00, Tomas Fernandes (BRA) 9.80, Maxime Huscenot (REU) 9.37
Yadin Nicol (AUS) 14.50, Davey Cathels (AUS) 14.50, Bino Lopes (BRA) 13.80, Glenn Hall (IRL) 13.23
Granger Larsen (HAW) 16.67, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 15.20, Billy Stairmand (NZL) 13.97, Aritz Aranburu (ESP) 13.30
Alejo Muniz (BRA) 15.64, Jesse Mendes (BRA) 14.87, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 13.47, Ian Walsh (HAW) 11.73
Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 12.93, Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 12.03, Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 11.40, Caio Ibelli (BRA) 8.67
Thiago Camarao (BRA) 14.06, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 13.83, Thomas Woods (AUS) 13.63, Torrey Meister (HAW) 13.10
Jack Freestone (AUS) 14.33, Tanner Gudauskas (USA) 13.90, Nic Von Rupp (PRT) 13.74, Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 11.20
Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 15.37, Nathan Hedge (AUS) 14.54, Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 14.13, Jose Ferreira (PRT) 12.40
Adrian Buchan (AUS) 17.80, Tim Reyes (USA) 14.23, Nathan Yeomans (USA) 13.70, Santiago Muniz (ARG) 11.23
Kolohe Andino (USA) 17.50, Michael Rodrigues (BRA) 16.00, Mason Ho (HAW) 10.00, Takumi Yasui (JPN) 4.63

Oakley Lowers Pro 2015 | Round 1 Match-Ups

Adam Melling (AUS), Carlos Munoz (CRI), David do Carmo (BRA), Marco Fernandez (BRA)
Keanu Asing (HAW), Garrett Parkes (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS), Marc Lacomare (FRA)
Miguel Pupo (BRA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Connor O'Leary (AUS), Sunny Garcia (HAW)
Jeremy Flores (FRA), Ian Gouveia (BRA), Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (USA)
Italo Ferreira (BRA), Willian Cardoso (BRA), Gony Zubzarreta (ESP), Perth Standlick (AUS)
Ricardo Christie (NZL), Michael Dunphy (USA), Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Jean da Silva (BRA)
Kelly Slater (USA), Ryan Callinan (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS), Jack Robinson (AUS)

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