Filipe Toledo G+J Interview

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Interview and Photos by Marcio Canavarro - 20-year-old Brazilian and current OC resident Filipe Toledo has been gaining momentum on the WCT tour lately as well as blowing minds along the way, having some memorable performances during the tour including the finals of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. GJ recently caught up with Filipe to find out what it’s like for him to live and train in Orange County.

G+J: What made you decide to reside in Orange County, California?
F+T: To be closer to my sponsors, so my family­—Dad and Mom, my younger brother Davi and my sister Sofia can learn the language, and also it is much easier to fly from SD or LA then Brazil, less airports and less airplanes.

G+J: What are some of your favorite waves in Orange County?
F+T: My favorites waves here in OC are Lowers, San Clemente State Park, San Clemente pier, Calafia, Blacks

G+J: Have you been able to catch any memorable swells or sessions in Southern California in between the tour?
F+T: Not really. It’s been less than a year that I’ve been living in San Clemente, and usually when I get home, it’s not for that long. Hopefully soon! I caught a few good days in Ventura and in La Jolla.

G+J: Are there any waves here that you feel are good to train for waves on the tour?
F+T: The quality of the waves here in California is really good. Being able to surf Lowers is a blessing, such a ripable wave, and many others.

G+J: Do you have a Brazilian crew here in Orange County?
F+T: Yes, my whole family is here with me. My team manager Yufu Paes, Marcio Canavarro is a good friend and is around, we surf with Griffin Colapinto and some other friends here in San Clemente.

G+J: Describe a routine day for you here in Orange County.
F+T: When I’m home, my routine starts early. I wake up around 6:00 a.m., have breakfast; 7:00 a.m. I hit the gym; around 8:30 I’m out to the beach to surf, try different equipment; around 12:30 I have lunch with my family and friends; sometime in the afternoon I surf again; and at the end of the day we always go watch the sunset and say thank you to God for all we have, and how blessed we are.

G+J: You had an excellent start to the 2015 season and stop #4 is back in Brazil. How do you feel going into that next event?
F+T: I’m coming from Australia with good results, I’m feeling great, my body feels great. It’s going to be awesome to spend some time with my family, recharge my batteries and do my best in Brazil.

G+J: Any up-and-coming Brazilian surfers we should be watching out for, not on the CT yet?
F+T: Yago Dora and David Silva, watch out for these two up-and-coming super-talented kids

G+J: Good luck in the rest of the 2015 season, we look forward to what’s in store for Filipe!


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Interview and Photos by Marcio Canavarro - 20-year-old Brazilian and current OC resident Filipe Toledo has been gaining momentum on the WCT tour lately as well as blowing minds along the way, having some memorable performances during the tour including the finals of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. GJ recently caught up with Filipe to find out what it’s like for him to live and train in Orange County.

G+J: What made you decide to reside in Orange County, California?
F+T: To be closer to my sponsors, so my family­—Dad and Mom, my younger brother Davi and my sister Sofia can learn the language, and also it is much easier to fly from SD or LA then Brazil, less airports and less airplanes.

G+J: What are some of your favorite waves in Orange County?
F+T: My favorites waves here in OC are Lowers, San Clemente State Park, San Clemente pier, Calafia, Blacks

G+J: Have you been able to catch any memorable swells or sessions in Southern California in between the tour?
F+T: Not really. It’s been less than a year that I’ve been living in San Clemente, and usually when I get home, it’s not for that long. Hopefully soon! I caught a few good days in Ventura and in La Jolla.

G+J: Are there any waves here that you feel are good to train for waves on the tour?
F+T: The quality of the waves here in California is really good. Being able to surf Lowers is a blessing, such a ripable wave, and many others.

G+J: Do you have a Brazilian crew here in Orange County?
F+T: Yes, my whole family is here with me. My team manager Yufu Paes, Marcio Canavarro is a good friend and is around, we surf with Griffin Colapinto and some other friends here in San Clemente.

G+J: Describe a routine day for you here in Orange County.
F+T: When I’m home, my routine starts early. I wake up around 6:00 a.m., have breakfast; 7:00 a.m. I hit the gym; around 8:30 I’m out to the beach to surf, try different equipment; around 12:30 I have lunch with my family and friends; sometime in the afternoon I surf again; and at the end of the day we always go watch the sunset and say thank you to God for all we have, and how blessed we are.

G+J: You had an excellent start to the 2015 season and stop #4 is back in Brazil. How do you feel going into that next event?
F+T: I’m coming from Australia with good results, I’m feeling great, my body feels great. It’s going to be awesome to spend some time with my family, recharge my batteries and do my best in Brazil.

G+J: Any up-and-coming Brazilian surfers we should be watching out for, not on the CT yet?
F+T: Yago Dora and David Silva, watch out for these two up-and-coming super-talented kids

G+J: Good luck in the rest of the 2015 season, we look forward to what’s in store for Filipe!

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