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Filipe Toledo Wins Hawaiian Pro
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Filipe Toledo Wins 2017 Hawaiian Pro

Nov 212017

Were the waves, winds or tides cooperative? Nope. The conditions were quite rough for the 2017 Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, but Monster’s Filipe Toledo sifted through that rough and found a diamond.

Yes, Monday afternoon saw Toledo blitz to the top of the podium to claim the first jewel of the Vans Triple Crown, becoming the first Brazilian to ever with the event. He won a lot throughout the QS 10,000 — using his precise power to slice his board through Haleiwa’s tight pockets, like Zorro practicing his signature. The win nets him $40,000 and gives him the ratings lead in the coveted Triple Crown race. Should Toledo fare well at Sunset and Pipe, it’ll give him a shot to claim the title and shake any pundits that still question his abilities in Hawaii, and in big surf. As for Toledo, he’s just stoked to get the W. “I got runner-up in 2015, and got a little taste of victory early in that Final,” he told the WSL in his post-final interview, “but I stuck to my game and did what I needed to do today.”

 

And Toledo wasn’t the only one to start the workweek off right on Monday. Monster teammate Griffin Colapinto, just 19 years old, finished runner up in the Hawaiian Pro and secured his spot on the 2018 WSL Championship Tour. After he learned he was guaranteed a spot, he told the WSL,"I have to thank my parents. We committed to this path when I was 15, with the goal that by the time I turned 19 I would qualify. I nailed my goals at this spot, I'm so proud of that…It's a lot to process."

 

Well soak it in, Griffin! Enjoy your win, Filipe! The Monster family couldn’t be more proud.

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