Filipe Toledo In The Win Zone

by Chris D | Nov 02, 2015
Filipe Toledo has cemented himself firmly in the WSL World Title conversation with a spectacular win at the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. In testing conditions, the 100% FCS hardware rider tapped into his high flying repertoire to lock in a perfect 10 in a the final, defeating fellow Brazilian Italo Ferreira.  

Now placed second on the WSL ratings, Filipe is in a great position to challenge FCS team mates Mick Fanning, Gabriel Medina, Adriano De Souza and Julian Wilson for this year’s World Title set to be decided at Pipeline in December.

Toledo FCS Hardware

Filipe’s Winning Equipment?

While Filipe typically rides the FCS II Performer PCC Medium, the extra energy on hand at Supertubos in Peniche prompted a switch to the FCS II MF Medium template. This fin has a high degree of sweep, providing more control while encouraging a longer turning arc.

The new FCS II Acid Yellow plug featured on Filipe’s winning board. The new FCS II colored plugs add a nice hit of colour to any new board, and are now being used by most of the WSL tour surfers. 

The FCS 6’ Competition Leash is a favourite with professional surfers due to the thinner cord and low drag properties. The leash features a double swivel and deluxe high-density neoprene ankle strap with soft lycra edging.

Another favourite with the pros, this all-purpose T3 3 Piece Pad is suited to performance boards; it has a multi-groove system and can be spread to accommodate different foot sizes. All FCS pads have been updated with new EVA materials, and feature perforations for extra resistance and sanded surfaces for enhanced grip. 

”My boards, my fins… everything is just feeling amazing right now, which is perfect because I can focus on my job of surfing the best I can” - Filipe Toledo

33 WSL World Championship Tour events, and 5 WSL World Titles, have now been won by surfers riding the FCS II system and fins. 

Filipe Toledo FCS II Portugal