The fourth stop on the 2021 World Surf League Championship Tour – Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro – saw a massive day of action as Main Break turned on super clean four-to-six foot surf.
In the Men’s finals Filipe Toledo was on form, building momentum through each heat he surfed and saving his best performance for last, posting a two-wave combination of 17.33, one of the highest of the event. Toledo’s trademark frontside power-hacks seemed to match the Main Break grunt pound-for-pound as the exciting natural-footer gouged and sliced his way to victory with the equal second-highest total of the entire event.
Jordy Smith snuck his way into the Finals at Margaret River with a number of narrow margins separating him from his opponents. It wasn’t until his Semifinal that he showed everyone that he was a solid chance at taking victory. In the Final, Smith was unable to find an answer back to Toledo’s massive scores but the South African was still stoked to find himself back in the mix.
Matthew McGillivray earned his career-best result with an equal third-place finish. The South African rookie made a strong impression after eliminating young Hawaiian Seth Moniz in their quarterfinal clash, but was defeated by the eventual winner, Filipe Toledo in the second semifinal.
Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro Results
1st Filipe Toledo 17.40
2nd Jordy Smith 14.23
HEAT 1: Jordy Smith 15.33 defeated Griffin Colapinto 15.16
HEAT 2: Filipe Toledo 15.16 defeated Matthew McGillivray 13.74
HEAT 1: Griffin Colapinto defeated John John Florence (due to injury)
HEAT 2: Jordy Smith 11.00 defeated Ryan Callinan 10.90
HEAT 3: Matthew McGillivray 15.43 defeated Seth Moniz 9.73
HEAT 4: Filipe Toledo 13.90 defeated Italo Ferreira 13.73
WSL Men’s Championship Tour Leaderboard
1st Gabriel Medina 28,920 points
2nd Italo Ferreira 24,150 points
3rd Filipe Toledo 20,735 points
4th John John Florence 19,395 points
5th Jordy Smith 19,185 points
Photos by WSL / Miers.