As the waves changed through the rounds, we saw Filipe switch from his Sharp Eye Dark Arts 77 model set up with the H4 Quads, then back to a standard PU board paired with his signature FT Large thruster fins featuring AirCore technology.
Delivering the perfect mix of power carves, high speed critical turns and his trademark airs, Filipe’s surfing throughout the event was near flawless. Now in the Yellow Leaders Jersey going in West Oz, we’re pretty confident he’ll be wearing it until they hand him the World Title trophy.
"Bells is an iconic event so this win feels super special. I rode a different board almost every heat, but my hardware is the consistent element that makes it easy to change boards. Having confidence in your equipment is the key, without it, you simply can't put 100% commitment into every moment."