Introducing the new SmoothStar Holy Toledo model, the pro model of surfing superstar Brazilian Filipe Toledo. Filipe and SmoothStar combined to create an amazing surf skate. With almost 6 months of development and refinements in the nose, tail, wheel base, the Holy Toledo is now the premiere surf skate that helps improve your surfing and keep your surfing flow out of the water.
Johanne Defay is a professional surfer based in Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and rides under the French Flag. Johanne is one of the most powerful surfers on the planet and is known to have the best big wave backhand manoeuvres on the Women’s WSL.
Johanne is 22 years old and has been on the professional Women’s Tour since 2014. She has a big heart and gorgeous smile outside the water but lethal and savage turns in the water.
2015 Champion of US Open of Surfing
2014 Rookie of the Year
Finished in the top 10 in 2014 & 2015
THE JOHANNE SMOOTHSTAR PRO MODEL - 32.5
SmoothStar has created a new model for Johanne where she has a direct impact into the design and specifications of her model. The new model is 32.5″ and it fits in between the 32″ Flying Fish grom board and the 33" Toledo Suci. The model has a deeper concave for better rail to rail turns, just like Johanne’s surfing. The tail is extra wide so this helps adults not just groms do radical snaps and not have the toes drop off the back of the tail. Johanne’s board is suitable for groms over 155cm and adults under 181cm.
THE DESIGN - TRAVELLING PALM
Featured on the centre of the board is a Travelling Palm called a “Ravenala” which is representative of her surfing sole. Similar to her life and career, ocean waves take the seed of the travelling palm to other parts of the world. They wash ashore, grow their roots and explore the ocean and the land.
SmoothStar has a long history in Australia with young up and coming surf groms. Some of these groms grew up to become surfing superstars on the WSL tour. It is testimony to the SmoothStar product and that it is entrench into Aussie surf culture. Owen and Tyler father Rob Wright is still using SmoothStar on a weekly basis in Lennox Head, NSW on the same boards that his kids used. We’ve of course updated his SmoothStar quiver to include Filipe Toledo’s pro model “Holy Toledo” into the mix.
Here is old video of Owen and Tyler Wright using SmoothStar when they were just teenagers. Apologies for the really annoying music, 4:3 resolution and camera work… it was filmed in 2007 …. a long time ago.
Laura Enever, the glamour queen of female professional surfing was also a SmoothStar teamrider, ripping it up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, not far from SmoothStar HQ.
The there is the ever so consistent Sally Fitzgibbons, who has been 3 times runner up the WSL World Title.