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.
Professional Female surfer Johanne Defay has joined the SmoothStar team. Finishing 2015 in position #8, she joins SmoothStar’s fellow top 10 surfer Filipe Toledo.
Johanne first became a fan of SmoothStar in February 2015 after receiving a 33″ Holy Toledo from France’s best Surf Coach Yann Martin. As SmoothStar is the closest to surfing outside the water, Johanne rode it exactly like she was surfing and loved it.
**Perfect Cutback Surf Technique** on the new 32.5" SmoothStar with Pro Surfer @johannedefay. Important - notice her head turns, then she opens up her shoulders. Rotates her shoulders and drives through the turn with compression all the way through her hips and legs. Surf footage was during her Semi Final finish at the first @wsl competition at Snapper Rocks. MAKING SURFERS BETTER #smoothstar #johannedefay #wsl
Bienvenue to the SmoothStar team #8 in the World Johanne Defay @johannedefay . Johanne's the best ever female surfer representing Europe... 2015 US Open Champion and 2014 Rookie of the year. She's an amazing talent and a naturally beautiful person with a big heart. The best big wave back hand attack on tour... She rips it hard. We have two colours of her 32.5" Pro Model. Much more to come next week. #smoothstar #johannedefay #prosurfer @smoothstar_europe
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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.
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″ Holy Toledo. 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.
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.