Gabriel Medina has been wiping the floor during the first few rounds of the WSL Oi Rio Pro, racking up perfect 10’s for a series of quite frankly, ridiculous airs.
The 2014 World Champion has been blowing the competition out
of the water with a series of backside reverse 360’s as well as a competition
first, a front-side back flip, which he finished with his usual ‘no big deal’
Of course this is not the first time we have seen air spins
or even flips, but normally they are shown in edited clips from months’ worth
of footage, not during a WSL event. It’s simply amazing the amount of
confidence coursing through the young Brazilians veins at the moment, with no
sign of him slowing down any time soon and certainly being the one to watch in
this event in his home country.
Gabriel has been a bit lower down in the leaderboard than
he’s normally accustomed to going into the event, but a win here could set him
up for a real go leading into the next event, and judging by his performance so
far, it’s his to lose!
Watch the videos of his aerial show below, and if you fancy
tackling some fun beach break waves in his home country, we offer surfing trips for beginners in the
beautiful Brazilian island of Santa Catarina, giving you the perfect place to
brush up your surfing skills in a fantastic location.
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by: Jim Bahn
Gabriel Medina’s Brazilian Air Show
7 years ago