But Could Gabriel Medina back the 2014 ASP World Tour title with a victory in the Billabong Pipe Masters? The surfer from Maresias, São Paulo, put on the yellow jersey for a laid-back final against Julian Wilson. But battles are always battles.
A few hours before, Medina had done his job. He eliminated Dusty Payne (Round 3), defeated Kerr and Toledo (Round 4, quarterfinal and semifinal), and saw Slater and Fanning being knocked out in Round 3 and Round 5, respectively.
Precisely 50 years after the inaugural ISF World Surfing Championships won by Midget Farrelly and Phyllis O'Donnell, a Portuguese-speaking surfer raises the ultimate surfing cup.
Gabriel Medina was born on the 22nd December, 1993, in Maresias, São Paulo, Brazil. He caught his first wave with a friend, when he was only eight years old. Before, Gabriel loved to play soccer like millions of other Brazilian young kids.
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