|All Eyes on Ranking Leaders Filipe Toledo and Carissa Moore at Oi Rio Pro
The 2021 CT runner-up and the current rankings leader, Filipe Toledo (BRA), is the best surfer in the 5-year history of Oi Rio Pro, winning three of the five events held between 2015 and 2019. Toledo won the first Oi Rio Pro in 2015, with the first two 10-point rides in the event’s history, at Postinho, Barra da Tijuca. The other two titles were in 2018 and 2019 in Saquarema, where Toledo only lost one heat in the three-year history on the Brazilian leg of the CT.
Five-time WSL Champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Carissa Moore (HAW), leads the CT rankings by 1,775 points heading into the Oi Rio Pro. Having entered into last year’s Rip Curl WSL Finals as the top-seeded surfer, Moore is out to keep that advantage by continuing her lead on the field. Since joining the CT, Moore has found much success in Brazil with consistent placings in the Quarterfinals or higher, along with her runner-up finish in the last edition of the Oi Rio Pro in 2019.