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For Nikki Van Dijk, qualification for the ASP Women’s World Tour wasn’t a matter of if, but when. In 2012, she was still in school and dabbling in the Qualifying Series. She was a wildcard into a WCT even hosted by her primary sponsor. At the end of the year, without fully committing herself, she found herself just three spots outside the bubble.
After the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast wrapped up, the waves on the Superbank really turned on, presently some of the best conditions the stellar strech of coastline has seen in some time. A bunch of the Oakley surf crew was in town and stayed around to partake in the memorable Super Session. Read the full story and check out all the stunning imagery in our newest One Icon feature by clicking here. Photo: Corey Wilson
“I still don’t know,” Gabriel Medina said afterward, still trying to put the past three heats and several hours into perspective. “I’m still trying to figure out how I did it.” Mick Fanning. Taj Burrow. Joel Parkinson. All former Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast champions, all country favorites, all regular-footers, all victim of Medina’s unexpected march to the event title. He did it with gusto and supreme confidence and a ferocious backhand attack, and with it, Medina became the first goofy-footer to win at Snapper Rocks since 2004.