Gabriel Medina

Pro Since 2010
20 Age BRA

BIOGRAPHY

When you’re a young surfer capable of completing near-impossible aerial tricks with ease (like a backflip), the YouTube community is going to stop and take notice. When you’re capable of transitioning that limitless aerial repertoire to the contest scene, which is being broadcast to millions around the world, and taking down the top surfers in the process, everyone will stop and take notice. Such is the story of Gabriel Medina, the wunderkind from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Upon qualifying for the WCT during the 2011 mid-year reshuffle, he immediately established that he belonged by winning two events. In the time since, he’s proven that he’s more than a young surfer who likes to do airs, he’s also demonstrated a powerful rail game and comfort in big, heaving, reefbreak barrels. With a skillset that doesn’t seem to have a glaring weakness, Medina could well become the first Brazilian to win a WCT world title. Keep watching.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014 – 1st, Billabong Pro Tahiti (WCT)
  • 2014 – 1st, Fiji Pro (WCT)
  • 2014 – 1st, Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (WCT)
  • 2013 – ASP World Junior Champion
  • 2013 – 2nd, Quiksilver Pro France (WCT)
  • 2012 – 2nd, Volcom Fiji Pro (WCT)
  • 2012 – 1st, Nike Lowers Pro (Prime)
  • 2011 – 1st, Rip Curl Pro San Francisco (WCT)
  • 2011 – 1st, Quiksilver Pro France (WCT)
  • 2011 – Qualifies for ASP World Tour
  • 2009 - 1st, Maresias Surf International (6*) – At 15, youngest surfer ever to win a WQS event.

SPONSORS

Rip Curl, Oakley, FCS, Gorilla Grip, Pukas Surfboards, Guarana Antarctica

HOBBIES

Skateboarding, internet

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