The Oi Rio Pro in Brazil has become the premier event for crowd hype and high-flying surf action, and none did it better in the 2019 edition of the event than Filipe Toledo and Sally Fitzgibbons.
In front of thirty thousand adoring Brazilian surf fans, the final rounds again relocated to the far end of the beach where riffling rights were on offer for the world’s best men and women.
“I just kept feeding off the crowd, so I wanted to put on a good show. You can’t do that without great equipment!” – Filipe Toledo
“It’s been a while since I’ve had a win, so this feels amazing. It’s taken perseverance, hard work both in and out of the water, and equipment has been a big part of the focus. Everything feels on-point, and that creates confidence” – Sally Fitzgibbons
This episode sees Rich catch up with Mick Fanning on his recent trip to the US to chat about what he’s been riding, the development of his iconic fin template and how he came to embrace the FCS II system.