Filipe, Julian, Carissa & Steph all riding FCS ll
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 March, 2015 - Queensland, Australia - After one of the longest waiting periods in WSL tour history, the 2015 Quiksilver Pro finally crowned a champion with Filipe Toledo, who rose to the top riding the FCS II Performer PCC template, defeating fellow FCS team Julian Wilson who was riding Mick Fanning’s signature FCS II fin.
From his opening heat Filipe was unstoppable mixing super fast rail hacks with some of the most high flying, and technically difficult airs ever executed in competition. After todays results many are viewing Toledo as World Title contender.
Rewinding to the semifinals, the matchups produced some memorable moments as the competitors put on a display of futuristic surfing. The first semi had a nail-biting finish when Julian produced one for the best airs of the event to take a last minute win over Miguel Pupo. In the second semi Filipe, who was arguably the inform surfer of the event, outclassed the ever consistent Adriano De Souza.
Both Filipe and Julian recently extended their sponsorship agreements with FCS, and while Filipe was already representing the full arsenal of products, Julian added multiple FCS categories to become an 100% FCS hardware rider.
In the women’s final Carissa Moore, who was riding the FCS II Performer PC template, was just too good for local girl Stephanie Gilmore, who recently switched to the Carver NEO fin.
The recent victories at the Quiksilver Pro add to the success of the FCS II system. Since its inception into the market, 20 ASP World Championship Tour events and 5 ASP World Titles have been won by surfers riding the FCS II system and fins.