- WSL

LOS ANGELES, Calif./USA (Sunday, August 9, 2020) - Coco Ho (HAW) and Filipe Toledo (BRA) have won the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Rumble At The Ranch, a one-day, winner-take-all surf showdown in the perfect waves at the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California. 16 of the world's best surfers paired up for the first-ever mixed tag team event, with prize money going to charity.

Watch the six best rides from the event.

Inspired performances from Ho and Toledo saw them defeat Olympic qualifiers Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) and Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) to take the event title thanks to a near-perfect wave from Toledo (9.67 out of a possible 10) and the highest scoring wave of the day. The winning pair nominated Surfrider Foundation's LA Chapter as the recipients of a $10,000 charitable donation in their name.

Toledo Unleashes A 9.67 For The Highest Wave Score Of The Event
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Toledo throws everything he has into his final right-hander, taking the win for his team at the first event of the WSL Countdown.

Ho and Toledo powered through the draw to reach the Final, defeating Alyssa Spencer (USA) and Kolohe Andino (USA) in the Quarterfinals, and then eliminating Sage Erickson (USA) and the 11X WSL Champion Kelly Slater (USA) in the Semifinals.

Igarashi and Weston-Webb dominated their opening match-ups, with two of the highest heat totals of the day, sending home Lakey Peterson (USA) and Griffin Colapinto (USA) in the Quarterfinals, followed by Caroline Marks (USA) and Adriano de Souza (USA) in the Semifinal. However, the pair fell short in the Final and weren't able to post the excellent-range scores required to take the win.

Igarashi Drops A 9.00 To Bring His Team Into The Finals
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Kanoa Igarashi commits to two massive airs, dropping the first 9-point ride of the Rumble at the Ranch.

"We all compete to have those situations where we get to perform under pressure, and that's what I've been missing the most these past few months," said Igarashi. "I definitely got my dose over the last couple of hours. It's an epic format and Tati has been surfing so good."

Weston-Webb Earns A 7.93 With One Of The Deepest Barrels At The Ranch
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Tatiana Weston-Webb brought her forehand attack to the Surf Ranch and rode one of the deepest barrels of the Rumble at the Ranch.

"It was fun out there today and it felt good," said Slater. "It's different because there's not so much on the line but there's a little bit of that competitive feeling there. Sage and I have been having fun and having some practice sessions, getting ready and talking about our game plan."

Slater's Statement-Making Return To Competition At The Surf Ranch
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Kelly Slater drops the first excellent score of the event with an 8.23 on the right and a 6.27 on the left at the Rumble at the Ranch.

The Ultimate Surfer
During an interview, Slater revealed that filming had wrapped on the upcoming ABC series "The Ultimate Surfer", a new competition series where some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers train and live together as they battle it out at the WSL Surf Ranch for the opportunity to compete on the WSL Championship Tour.

"I consulted on the show," said Slater. "It's been really exciting and super fun. There's been some great surfing happening and everyone really stepping up. There have been some surprises and I'm looking forward to seeing the edits. I saw some really good surfing go down."

Coco Ho Celebrates The Life And Legacy Of Uncle Derek Ho Before Competition At The Surf Ranch
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Niece Coco and fellow surfers pay tribute to 1993 World Champ and "King of Pipeline" Derek Ho with an empty left hander and tearful ride.

"Yesterday was surreal to watch that beautiful empty left and imagine and celebrate Uncle Derek it was awesome," said Ho. "I'm very thankful to everyone for making it happen."

The Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Rumble at the Ranch is proudly supported by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, Shiseido, Red Bull, Jose Cuervo, Jeep, CLIF Bar, Havaianas, and Hydro Flask.

Final Results 1: Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo (16.24)
2: Tatiana Weston-Webb and Kanoa Igarashi (14.63)

Semifinal Results
SF 1: Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo (15.96) def. Sage Erickson and Kelly Slater (10.33)
SF 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb and Kanoa Igarashi (16.50) def. Caroline Marks and Adriano de Souza (16.17)

Quarterfinal Results
QF 1: Coco Ho and Filipe Toledo (14.07) def. Alyssa Spencer and Kolohe Andino (11.34)
QF 2: Sage Erickson and Kelly Slater (14.32) def. Carissa Moore and Seth Moniz (13.70)
QF 3: Caroline Marks and Adriano de Souza (15.60) def. Kirra Pinkerton and Conner Coffin (10.20)
QF 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb and Kanoa Igarashi (16.03) def. Lakey Peterson and Griffin Colapinto (15.87)

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