Gabriel Medina is the new ASP WORLD JUNIOR CHAMP
Gabriel is the new ASP World Junior Champ surfing on a Pukas Surfboard, GAME model, shaped by Johnny Cabianca, 100% designed and manufactured in Oiartzun (in the Basque Country, Spain) in these dimensions: 5’9 x 19 x 2 ¼ at 26 litres.
Gabriel has defeated long time Pukas team rider Ramzi Boukhiam with a combination of turns and airs, a repertoire he has displayed with throughout the contest. The ASP World Junior Champ presented by Devassa had clean three-to-five (1.5 metre) waves at Joaquina Beach.
Pukas clinched an ASP World Title with Sunny Garcia (HAW) in the year 2000. 13 years after it has been Gabriel Medina (BRA), at 19 years old of age, who has clinched another ASP World Title for the records.
Throughout the event’s history, the ASP World Junior Championships has been claimed by some of surfing’s finest talent including Joel Parkinson (AUS), 32, Jordy Smith (ZAF), 26, Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, and Pauline Ado (FRA), 22.
This has been Gabriel’s draw.
Round 1 / 1st Gabriel Medina 15.00pt, 2nd Hiroto Arai 10.00pt, Leonardo Fioravanti 9.83pt
Round 3 / 1st Gabriel Medina 17.40pt def. Jake Sylvester 17.34pt
Round 4 / 1st Gabriel Medina 16.00pt def. Kanoa Igarashi 12.20pt
Quarter Final / 1st Gabriel Medina 16.64pt def. Slade Prestwich 14.97pt
Semis / 1st Gabriel Medina 17.94pt def. Hiroto Ohhara 10.54pt
Final / 1st Gabriel Medina 18.26pt def. Ramzi Boukhiam 11.60pt