Filipe Toledo is only 18 years old but don’t be fooled by his age or his boyish good looks, Filipe is a wave destroyer and one of the best aerial specialists in the game. If you want a wave carved to pieces and then humiliated by a huge floaty 360 air, then Filipe is your man. The regular footed Brazilian is able to burst into speed and throw in a giant air at the drop of a hat.
Our featured video shows Filipe at play somewhere down in France and we have to warn you, you are likely to get pretty dizzy just watching the clip. Time after time and with amazing ease he is able to chuck in the most wonderful 360 airs and it is hard to grasp the fact he is not attached to the surfboard. You would think that Filipe is strapped to the board as it never leaves his feet and the odd grab he throws in is a delight to watch.
Driving his speed with a blur of pumps down the face of the wave, the height and distance he covers in the air on what are fairly regular sized waves is testimony to the lads skill. Take a look at the video of Master Toledo at work, spinning like a top in France and let us know what other tricks would you like to see him perform? With that amount of speed how long until a 540 or a 720?
We think he should be known from now on as Filipe Inek!
(Groan – Get it? – Sorry!)