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Filipe Toledo banned after trying to ‘storm judges tower’ at Brazil surf event

  • Brazilian also fined and will miss next stop on WSL tour
  • ‘I’m a passionate guy ... I just lost my mind,’ says Toledo

Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo’s apology was not enough to prevent him from being banned and fined by the World Surf League after he attempted to storm the judges tower following a decision that went against him at the Oi Rio Pro event in Brazil.

Toledo, surfing at his home event, was slapped with a one-event ban after losing his cool in a round-three elimination heat in Saquarema when he was penalised for an interference after a coming-together with the young US surfer, Kanoa Igarashi.

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