Watch: Wunderkind // The Filipe Toledo profile
Filipe Toledo is the new Mr J'Bay. It's a scenario more unlikely than a Trump presidency, but with back-to-back wins, yet another one man highlight reel, and gushing praise from a previous Mr J'Bay ("He's surfing as good as a human can," said Shaun Tomson), there can be no dispute. The 'beachbreak specialist' is the king at the king of all pointbreaks.
If you wanna dig into his history, check this eight minute clip from the WSL. It's one of the better ones they've produced, and shows Filipe as a "ferocious surfing warrior" but also a fella well aware of his heavy water shortcomings ("It's a big problem for me").
If he's to carry the yellow jersey to the end of the year he'll have to overcome this deficiency. Succeed or fail it'll be great theatre.