Gabriel Medina wins the 2015 Quiksilver Pro, France

Gabriel Medina wins the 2015 Quiksilver Pro, France

With seconds remaining, John found a barrel from the north, rode out and had the choice to either kick out and scratch another wave, or pump through and spin an air reverse to the flats.

Mr Medina is well and truly back, and he did it with the best backside rotation ever seen in a jersey (round four), another huge backside air reverse on his last wave of the final, and some of the best backhand combos we’ve seen from him in some time.

Gabs found a freak left and got a decent barrel, combo’ing John in the process.

Mick Fanning lost to Bede Durbidge in their quarterfinal, unable to find the opportunities that he wanted, or needed. “(the mist and sun) was beautiful, but it tricked me! ” laughed Mick afterwards.

Today in Hossegor, Gabriel Medina won the 2015 Quiksilver Pro, France.  To be fair, when you woke up this morning you’d never have assumed it’d be Bede Durbidge who Gabs beat in the final.

As soon as he’d built his combination, he didn’t want to take the chance that John would get crazy, and started looking for air sections. John needed a 9. 60 with five minutes remaining.

The most exciting moment of the heat, and perhaps the three heats prior, was Gabriel’s backside washing machine barrel to three-turn combo for 10 points. “That was a bomb! ” he said.

Read more here: Stab Mag

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