Surfer Filipe Toledo’s Double Alley Oop Perfect 10 at Corona Open J-Bay 2017

Surfer Filipe Toledo’s Double Alley Oop Perfect 10 at Corona Open J-Bay 2017

Surfer Filipe Toledo’s Double Alley Oop Perfect 10 at Corona Open J-Bay 2017.

Holy Toledo!!!  If you haven’t been following the 2017 World Surf League’s Corona Open J-Bay competition, you missed an historic ride by Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo. Fans, fellow competitors and announcers were dumbfounded by this historic moment. Aerial surfing reached new heights with Toledo’s not one, but TWO huge back to back alley-oops!

What’s a surfing alley-oop?  It’s a counterclockwise air 360 above the wave, a very bold trick for surfers.  It was inspired by moves performed by skateboarders in half-pipes.  Pulling off a high alley-oop requires a lot of speed and a perfect off-the-lip take off. It’s a transitional maneuver and a surfer needs a clean landing to resume surfing.  And that is exactly what Filipe Toledo did at J-Bay! TWICE!!!

 

Click on this WSL article to watch the full amazing, flawless, unbelievable video performance.

“The tides of history are shockingly predictable from a distance. Innovation is often the spark for revolutions, and in the wake of the turmoil they create, long after new powers take hold, the pace of progress slows as they look to tighten their grip. But change can never be stopped. Eventually something new always comes along to disrupt the existing order, and Filipe Toledo‘s jaw-dropping 10-point ride at the Corona Open J-Bay was that moment. Toledo simply shattered the judges’ scale with his remarkable ride. Under current rules, there was no way to award him what he truly deserved for his back-to-back alley-oops. Nothing like that has ever been seen in competition, and nearly a week later the impact is still radiating.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filipe Toledo’s going to need a few more fingers if he keeps things up. WSL / Steve Sherman

 

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