The Oi Rio Pro Presented by Corona has had it all. The eighth stop of the Championship Tour (CT) of the World Surf League (WSL) has been decided in finals as different as they are spectacular, after a few days of good waves and in front of a devoted public on Itaúna beach, in Saquarema (Brazil) , a few kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. The victories have been for Carissa Moore and Filipe Toledo, who came with the yellow lycra and are consolidating that first position in the ranking.
In the women's category, Carissa Moore got her 25th victory in the CT and is already facing the fight for the title of world champion of surfing -it would be her sixth- in the Lower Trestles finals in September.
In the men's category, Filipe Toledo is already called "the king of Saquarema". Basically because he has achieved his third consecutive victory on this beach, the fourth in total in the Oi Rio Pro. Toledo has done so with a 10 as soon as the race began and a subsequent 8.67 that has left his compatriot and rookie Samuel Pupo without options. . In fact, this event has been historic because the four semifinalists, in Brazil, have been Brazilian (there were also Yago Dora and Italo Ferreira). "It has been a historic moment for Brazilians, the public has shown us all its support but also the rest of the competitors, I feel blessed to be in this position and have the opportunity to share this moment with family, friends and fans," he said. Toledo.
The next stop for the 2022 WSL CT is the Corona Open J-Bay, with the waiting period beginning July 12 and ending July 21. It will be the penultimate stop on the circuit before meeting the Top 5 who will play for the title in California.