It goes without saying Filipe Toledo treasures every aspect of family. In fact, the only thing more robust than those unbelievable full rotations he so effortlessly carries out is the immense love and commitment he has for his immediate kin. Two years ago he moved the entire Toledo gang to San Clemente, California from Ubatuba, Brazil in order to be there for his family while fulfilling his dreams. Earlier this week, Filipe became a member of a new family. Stance is pleased to welcome Filipe Toledo as the newest member of the Punks and Poets family.
“It’s easy with Stance, because I feel like I’m working with my extended family that gets me and my style,” said Toledo. “My style of surfing and approach to life has no boundaries, and Stance mirrors that with their product—no creative boundaries.”
Filipe Toledo joins teammates John John Florence and Chippa Wilson, rounding out the diverse Stance lifestyle category. His addition to the team seems only natural, as Toledo’s innovation and progression in a competitive space is representative of the same fiery determination and ingenuity that has contributed to unprecedented success of the Uncommon Thread.
In 2015, Filipe won three CT events, and a remarkable win at the QS Oakley Lowers Pro. Filipe was on a heater, to say the very least. Unfortunately, he suffered a painful injury to his groin while attempting to land an air during the 2016 Quik Pro Gold Coast yesterday. The injury has forced him to withdraw from the upcoming events at Bells Beach and Margaret River. His goal, as of now, is to be ready and healthy for Rio.
The road to recovery may be long and rocky, but at least he has an unlimited supply of the ultra-comfortable, uber-stylish Stance socks to get him there.
We’re wishing Filipe a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him happy and healthy for the Oi Rio Pro.