Anyone who has the good fortune of spying young Brazilian wizard Filipe Toledo in the flesh, frolicking freely outside of a contest situation, is struck immediately by his high tempo, his remarkable strike rate, his ability to pick off overlooked insiders and turn them into webclip-worthy waves.

Here's what a half hour sesh at a pleasant right-hand French sand bank looks like: five waves, four bazzas, five turns, a surprising absence of aerial antics, it's not bad going. Yeah, he probably won the heat.