Who is Gabriel Medina?
Gabriel Medina was born on the 22nd December, 1993, in Maresias, São Paulo, Brazil. He started surfing when he was only eight years old.
His first relevant title was the 6-Star WQS in Florianopolis, when he was only 15. Medina set a new mark as the youngest male winner of an open age pro competition by taking out the Maresia Surf International in Brazil.
Medina says Tom Curren is his favourite old school surfer and his overall pick is Mick Fanning. The Brazilian prodigy loves all aerial moves, but barrels are also a great moment in his flexible surf. Gabriel is a goofy-footer and prefers left-handers.
Medina's favourite wave is Macaronis, in the Mentawai Islands. He loves orange juice, roast beef, beans and rice and has already broken an arm while skateboarding.
His first ASP Tour victory was the Quiksilver Pro France, but he added the Rip Curl Pro San Francisco, in less than a month. The young gun is the founder of the famous Medina Airlines, a brand that is currently producing impossible aerial tricks.
In 2011, also took the SuperSurf Internacional Prime, Airwalk Lacanau Pro Junior, Sooruz Lacanau Pro and the San Miguel Pro Zarautz 2011. The question is quite simple: when will he clinch the first ASP World Tour title?
Gabriel Medina was born on the 22nd December, 1993, in Maresias, São Paulo, Brazil. He started surfing when he was only eight years old. His first relevant title was the 6-Star WQS in Florianopolis, when he was only 15. Medina set a new mark as the youngest male winner of an open age pro competition by taking out the Maresia Surf International in Brazil. Medina says Tom Curren is his favourite old school surfer and his overall pick is Mick Fanning. The Brazilian prodigy loves all aerial...
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, he's violating one of the basic kiteboarding rules: do not kite near large building or in urban environments. Mitchell Incoll, the "City Kiter", is not worried and he was not arrested by the NYPD. The kite was launched in Times Square between tourists, taxis and huge skyscrapers. The collection of photographs is quite impressive. The concept represents "a departure from the soft sand and breaking waves that kitesurfers are accustomed to"....
Fans judge the best kiteboarders in the world
Monday, 07 November 2011
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Damian King has taken the 2011 IBA Drop Knee World Tour title, at the Encanto Pro Puerto Rico
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and Eder Luciano have been crowned winners of the 2011 Bodyboard Pro Festival, held in Parguito Beach, Isla Margarita
. The Brazilians fought difficult three-foot waves to leave Venezuela
with important trophies. Isabela won her first Grand Slam this year and, after three events, she is in the battle for her second consecutive IBA world title. "I'm so stocked with this victory here. This place will always in my mind. I was latin champ here in 2006 and world champ last year....
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