Brazilian pair claim top honours at 2021 Margaret River Pro

Brazilian surfers sweep: Tatiana Weston-Webb and Filipe Toledo, winners of the 2021 Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona. Photo: WSL/Miers

Brazilian surfers sweep: Tatiana Weston-Webb and Filipe Toledo, winners of the 2021 Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro pres. by Corona. Photo: WSL/Miers

Brazilian surfers Filipe Toledo and Tatiana Weston-Webb claimed victory at the 2021 Margaret River Pro on Monday in an emotion charged day packed with quality surfing.

Main Break turned on super clean four-to-six foot surf as the 2021 competition saw two fresh faces holding the winner's trophies for the fourth stop of the Championship Tour (CT) season.

Weston-Webb earned the second CT event win of her career after besting seven-time WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in the Final.

The 25-year old posted a 16.23 two-wave score (out of a possible 20) to Gilmore's 15.00 for the win.

"I can't explain how incredible this feels," Weston-Webb said. "I'm just thankful I took a win after a second-place finish at the last event."

En route to victory, Weston-Webb eliminated local hero Bronte Macaulay in the Semifinals.

"I want to say that this win is for the Macaulay family," said Weston-Webb. "I came up against Bronte earlier today and seeing her show up for her heat was so brave. I can't imagine what she has been going through.

"They are an amazing family with so much love and are such a big part of surfing here in the West and my condolences are with them."

The Semifinal saw Macaulay paddle out with huge support from the surfing world and local community.

She showcased incredible commitment and courage throughout her heat, posting the highest single wave of the matchup but was unable to find a backup.

Weston-Webb won the heat to progress into the Final, while Macaulay took her best result at Margaret River and the equal-best result of her career along with gaining huge admiration from her fellow competitors and surf fans around the world.

Toledo was in searing form on Finals Day, building momentum through each heat he surfed and saving his best performance for last, posting a two-wave combination of 17.33 (out of a possible 20), one of the highest of the event and the 76th excellent heat total of his career.

Competitors will now shift their focus to the fifth event of the Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Rottnest Search presented by Corona, with the event window opening on May 16 and running through May 26.

This story Winners crowned first appeared on Augusta-Margaret River Mail.