Filipe Toledo had a week he will never forget, it all culminating with being carried out of the water into a crowd of cheering fans. Toledo won the Van’s US Open last week, securing his 2nd title in three years. He was the clear favorite coming into the tournament and made his claim as one of the best beach breakers in the world. Toledo was electric, showing off his acrobatic rotations and strong rail game.
Also impressive at Huntington Beach was the 17 year old Ethan Ewing, who was the runner-up. There has been a lot of buzz around this kid and Ewing clearly illustrated that he has a bright future in the sport.