Stars fall at the Oakley Lowers Pro 2015

May 2, 2015 | Surfing
Filipe Toledo: a champion in the making | Photo: Ryan Craig/Oakley

Four surfers have reached the quarterfinals of the Oakley Lowers Pro 2015, at Lower Trestles, California.

Can anybody stop Filipe Toledo? The Brazilian trickster earned his place in the best eight after delivering yet another impressive heat performance. Toledo defeated Conner Coffin in Round 4.

"I've been watching Conner surfing at this event and he's been ripping. In the first five minutes of the heat, I tried to get really busy and catch lots of waves. I knew if I landed some maneuvers I would get a good score. After that I was too excited, so I had to take a deep breath, calm down and start again," revealed Toledo.

Adam Melling sent Kelly Slater home, in Round 3. Jeremy Flores managed to place second has he is given an opportunity to reach the quarterfinals at Lower Trestles.

"You have to be light-footed out there, tag it and throw spray. The Brazilians are going pretty mad at the moment, and I think it's really fired the Australians up," added Melling.

Dusty Payne eliminated Alejo Muniz in Round 4 with huge power turns on his last ride. Payne, an experienced Dream Tour specialist, collected a total of 17.14, and he is in the quarters.

"The last wave gave me three sections and I've never seen a left do that for me here before. When I saw Alejo get his last wave, I knew I would need a 9 to get the win. I'm doing what I love to do and trying not to stress myself out. It doesn't get any better than this, so I'm having a good time," concluded Payne.

Oakley Lowers Pro 2015 | Round 4 Results

Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.94 def. Conner Coffin (USA) 14.90
Charles Martin (GLP) 16.63 def. Stu Kennedy (AUS) 11.73
Dusty Payne (HAW) 17.14 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 16.90
Yadin Nicol (AUS) 13.16 def. Joan Duru (FRA) 7.47

Oakley Lowers Pro 2015 | Round 4 Match-Ups

Jack Freestone (AUS) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS)
Tanner Gudauskas (USA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Adam Melling (AUS) vs. Michael Dunphy (USA)
Michael Rodrigues (BRA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)

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