Friday, March 20, 2015
Updated: Friday, March 20, 2015
Adriano de Souza (BRA) went sky high in Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
Kelly Slater (USA) heading out for his first heat of 2015.
Filipe Toledo (BRA), on fire from the start.
Rookie Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) upset Kai Otton in Round 2.
Kolohe Andino (USA) topped Jeremy Flores by fractions of a point in Round 2.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) made a huge statement when he upset 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater in Round 3.
Taj Burrow (AUS) earned a 9.43 in Round 3.
Miguel Pupo (BRA) won an all-Brazilian Round 4 heat to advance directly into the Quarterfinals.
Toledo rode only three waves in Round 4 but had an excellent 17.83 at the end of the heat and earned a spot in the Quarters.
Wiggolly Dantas surfs during Round 5 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in Australia.
Julian Wilson (AUS) earned the highest single-wave score of the Quarterfinals, a 9.77.
Toledo's nine-point ride in the Semifinals made four consecutive Rounds with a nine-pointer for the Brazilian.
Wilson put up a 9.10 early on in the Final.
Toledo answered Wilson's big start with a 9.60 and then followed with another nine and a 10-point ride.
Filipe Toledo: 2015 Quik Pro champ, his best career finish yet.