But can the defending champ do it again?
Filipe Toledo was a giant slayer in 2015. He finished the year in fourth place, was in world title contention and it all started a the Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks. Filipe burst out of the blocks like a wounded bull stabbing at the rampy walls and punching above the lip. Here's a look back and how he sealed his first win of the 2015 season as we edge closer to the start of a new year.