Gabriel Medina gana el ASP WCT 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti

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Gabriel Medina wins the ASP WCT Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014, the best surfing contest EVER.

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina wins 2014 ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina wins 2014 ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti

The ASP WCT Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014 has been, hands down, the best surf contest in history. Everyone agrees; from Occy to Kelly Slater.

These were Gabriel’s very first words after his final clash against 11 x World Champ Kelly Slater;

This crying is because I love surfing, I love what I’m doing right now and to get these waves is just unbelievable.

The 12 day waiting period delivered the most beautiful, heavy, gnarly and massive waves a WCT contest has ever witnessed.

I’m so blessed to have these conditions at Teahupo. To surf against all these guys, I’m a big fan of all of everyone. I don’t know what to say, I’m so happ y right now!”. Kelly is a legend of the sport. The waves were just perfect, this feeling is amazing.

Gabriel Medina has done very few mistakes and commited big time, specially against Kelly in the final. The 20 year old Pukas embassador has played very smart every heat and it paid off. He now furthers his ratings lead heading to Lower Trestles.

Pukas Surf 2014 Men's WCT ranking

Pukas Surf 2014 Men’s WCT ranking

Gabriel Medina took this quiver to Tahiti:

Pukas DFK shaped by J. Cabianca 6’00 x 18 ¾ x 2 3/8 at 28,25 litres
Pukas DFK shaped by J. Cabianca 6’01 x 18 ¾ x 2 3/8 at 28,67 litres
Pukas DFK shaped by J. Cabianca 6’02 x 18 ¾ x 2 3/8 at 29,08 litres
Pukas DFK shaped by J. Cabianca 6’03 x 18 ¾ x 2 7/16 at 30,21 litres
Pukas DFK shaped by J. Cabianca 6’04 x 18 ¾ x 2 7/16 at 30,65 litres

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina wins 2014 ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti on a Pukas DFK shaped by Johnny Cabianca.

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina wins 2014 ASP Billabong Pro Tahiti on a Pukas DFK shaped by Johnny Cabianca.

Enroute to his 1st place finish, Gabriel had to battle through all these heats:

Round 1
Gabriel Medina 14.33
T. Puhetini 12.17
M. Crews 9.43

Round 3
Gabriel Medina 18.80
Nathan Hedge 13.44

Round 4
Gabriel Medina 17.37
Kolohe Andino 15.57
Bede Durbidge 9.00

Quarter Final
Gabriel Medina 17.27
Kolohe Andino 15.27

Semi Final
Bede Durbidge 4.17
Gabriel Medina 18.67

Final
Gabriel Medina 18.96 (9.43 + 9.53)
Kelly Slater 18.93 (9.63 + 9.30)

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