A four-minute slice of world number three Filipe Toledo's North Shore campaign…
It isn’t a secret that BeachGrit is making a longish-form film that documents Filipe Toledo’s quest, and it is a quest in the sense that it’s a long and arduous search for something, to unlock the secrets of heavy waves.
Here’s the trailer.
Shortly before the Tahiti Pro, Filipe stayed and surfed with the teenager who raises hell at Teahupoo, Matahi Drollet, to learn some about the famous, and famously difficult to master, reef.
In Hawaii, Kelly Slater took up the reins and showed the twenty-three-year-old father of two where to sit and what to look for at Pipe.
It worked, least it worked in his heat against Kelly: Filipe threaded a Backdoor set that would’ve scratched a ten if he hadn’t been clobbered by the flap of the dog door.
Anyway, it is, as they say, a process. Early days.
But he’s coming. Oh yeah, he’s coming.