Toledo blew minds all event with his aerial antics but it was his barrel riding that helped him clinch the win. After Toledo scored a 9. 93 on one of his tubes and a 7. 17 on the other, Carmichael was trapped in a combo situation and had a hard time putting a heat together despite surfing powerfully throughout the contest. “This is Brazil, that’s our energy, that’s our feeling, it’s emotional and amazing coming back home,” Toledo said in his post-heat interview as riled up fans cheered their countryman’s victory.
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