Watch: Filipe Toledo // Hawaii
Each year, when the tour heads to Tahiti and heads to Pipe, talk of Filipe Toledo's chances are measured against his skills, or lack of, in big waves. This year was particularly pronounced as Toledo was vying the title. He went into Tahiti wearing the yellow jersey and left the island packing the same colour - the beneficiary of a small run of swell at Teahupoo. However, by Pipeline Toledo was no longer protecting his lead but playing catch up to an in form Gabriel Medina.
Few expected Fil to mount a significant challenge against heavy water specialists Medina and Julian Wilson, and the punters were right. A last place finish saw him drop to third.
This clip will do little to change anyone's Fantasy Surfer picks next year. Filmed during the early Hawaiian season, Toledo is fast and sharp but rides only a handful of serious waves, none of which are at big Pipe.