Gabriel Medina is the 2014 ASP WORLD CHAMP

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Gabriel Medina is the 2014 ASP World Champion on Pukas Surfboards. Becomes the second youngest World Champion in the history of surfing.

//  Gabriel Medina is the 2014 ASP WORLD CHAMP

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina 2014 ASP World Champ

//  Gabriel Medina is the 2014 ASP WORLD CHAMP

Gabriel Medina (born 22 December 1993 in Sao Sebastiao, Sao Paulo) is surfing’s 2014 World Champ at just 20 years of age. Gabriel Medina is the first Brazilian ever to claim the World Title. The wonderkid has trusted on the quality of the Pukas Surfboards made in the Basque Country since he was 14.

Gabriel’s Pukas surfboards, shaped and designed mostly by J. Cabianca, have been carefully handcrafted one at a time by a team of experts (great surfers and fans themselves). Each board is individually designed to match Gabriel’s skills to the singularities of each wave on tour; from tahitian dredgins huge scary barrels to tricky french beachbreaks. For the last event of the ASP 2014 WCT Tour, Gabriel has chosen a touch of Hawaian magic with Pukas Surfboards shaped by Wade Tokoro.

This bespoke process undergoes at the Pukas factory in the nearby area of San Sebastian, Spain. Located at a legit surf paradise surrounded of waves of all kinds, the Basque Country has seen Pukas developing surfboards for more than 30 years now.

To become the youngest titleholder ever, Gabriel has claimed wins in three ASP WCT events (out of a total of 11) during 2014:

1. Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, Australia. Gabriel topped seasoned vets like Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow, all of them australian regular footers, The victory was historic in a number of ways. In the event’s 14-year history, a Brazilian had never won it. Additionally, the last time a goofy-footer claimed the podium was Mick Lowe in 2004.

2. Fiji Pro. Gabriel Medina took his second win of the season further proving that he is good at all kinds of waves.

3. Billabong Pro Tahiti. This event had been touted as the best contest in the history of the sport of surfing. Gabriel Medina claimed it over 11 x World Champ Kelly Slater in clean, perfect, macking Chopes. This is what Gabriel had to say after his win:. “Kelly is a legend of surfing. This is the best feeling ever. The waves were perfect and big. This feeling is amazing. I don’t know how to describe it. I love surfing, I love what I’m doing right now.“I want to thank ASP for putting this event on here, I love this wave now more. Thanks to the water patrol to keep us safe. I’m really happy to be part of this.”

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina 2014 ASP World Champ

Pukas x Gabriel Medina World Champ Celebration Tee

Pukas Surf Gabriel Medina 2014 ASP World Champ Celebration Tee

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Pukas Surf x Gabriel Medina // A look back

Summer 2008 – 14 year old Gabriel Medina orders his first Pukas Surfboard batch, shaped by J. Cabianca, in the Basque Country of Spain, where the Pukas factory is located.

July 13, 2009 – Gabriel (15) takes out the win at the 2009 Maresia Surf International at Mole Beach on Florianopolis, an ASP WQS 6-Star.

Sept. 30, 2009 – 15 year old Gabriel Medina from Brazil is crowned World King of the Groms 2009 in Hossegor (France), scoring a historic two perfect 10 rides in the final.

Aug. 15, 2011 – Gabriel wins the Airwalk Lacanau Pro Junior with a never-seen before performance comprising seven consecutive heat wins by combination, three perfect 10 point wave scores, a perfect 20 point heat score (out of a possible 20), the event’s top 9 wave scores and top 7 heat scores. Then continues to win the ASP 6 Star Sooruz Lacanau Pro.

Sep. 5, 2011 – Gabriel wins the WQS 6 Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz, which is Pukas’ local beachbreak and secures a spot at the elite ASP World Championship Tour (WCT)

Oct. 12, 2011 – Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17, newcomer to the elite ASP Top 34 after September’s rotation, secures his inaugural ASP World Title victory, taking out the Quiksilver Pro France over Julian Wilson (AUS).

Nov. 8, 2011 – Defeats Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, at Ocean Beach (San Francisco) to secure his second elite ASP World Tour victory. Wins two events after competing in just four as an official member of the 2011 roster.

May 5, 2012 –Gabriel takes out the ASP Prime Nike Lowers Pro.

Nov. 2, 2013 – aged 19, Gabriel claims the 2013 ASP World Junior Title by winning the Men’s HD World Junior Championships presented by Devassa over Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), 20, at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil.

2014 WCT Results

WCT #1
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Gabriel Medina | 1st place

WCT #2
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
Gabriel Medina | 5th place

WCT #3
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Gabriel Medina | 9th place

WCT #4
Billabong Rio Pro
Gabriel Medina | 13th place

WCT #5
Fiji Pro
Gabriel Medina | 1st place

WCT #6
J-Bay Open
Gabriel Medina | 5th place

WCT #7
Billabong Pro Tahiti
Gabriel Medina | 1st place

WCT #8
Hurley Pro at Trestles
Gabriel Medina | 5th place

WCT #9
Quiksilver Pro France
Gabriel Medina | 5th place

WCT #10
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Gabriel Medina | 13th place

WCT #11
Billabong Pipe Masters
Gabriel Medina |

Career ASP WCT Rank

Year 2011
12th at 17 years of age

Year 2012
7th at 18 years of age

Year 2013
12th at 19 years of age

Year 2014
World Champ at 20 years of age

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