“Gabriel Medina has shown a point of difference in every wave” said Martin Potter while watching Gabriel Medina combo-ing Nat Young in the last stages of the 2014 ASP FIJI PRO.
On friday June 6th, the reef at Cloudbreak has witnessed a killer attitude of a grom that no longer wants to leave the #1 spot in the ASP Rankings. Gabriel Medina has won the 2014 Fiji Pro in a 40 minute final agains north-american Nat Young with a surfing skill that didn’t show any weaknesses.
Gabriel Medina has surfed in an altered Pukas DFK shaped by Johnny Cabianca more into the lines of the DFK II, a 6’0 x 18’3/4″ x 2′ 7/16″ at 27 litres with FCS II and a round tail. Gabriel has scored a near perfect 9.87pt and backed it up with another excellent score of 8.43pt in the 40 minute final. His displayed big gauging maneuvers at every wave, with great barrel technique, a brutal confidence in airs and on top of it all, a transition between maneuvers and a variety of combination of maneuvers not seen before.
The brazilian magician surfs with Pukas Surfboards since he was 14 years old. He has signed his 7th WCT career final, his 4th WCT win, and has grabbed the World Number 1 spot in the ASP World Rankings.
As the official ASP announcer Joe Turpel said, “Gabriel is the king of variety”. And is paying off.