Watch: Filipe Toledo // Never Meant For Stillness
Another freesurfing clip from another stalled comp surfer.
This time it's Filipe with a ten-minute, two song romp interspersed with spoken word Filosophy - something about restless souls and movement.
If you ask me, there's something slightly awry about Fili out of a competition vest. Something lacking in his surfing. Something small but vital. That's not meant as a criticism, he's one of my favourite surfers to watch, yet only within the confines of a heat. You know, under the thumbscrew of a ticking clock, the pressure to perform in front of a crowd, an ideal stage for Fili's spontaneity and hit rate.
Take that away and he's just another good surfer with lots of time and a film editor. Enjoyable but not inspirational.