It’s actually infuriating if you stop long enough to give it some thought; the powers that be graced the likes of Mick Fanning, Gabriel Medina, Kelly Slater and a handful of other men and women with the natural talent to ride walls of water in ways that warrant these blessings. But not you.
Gabriel Medina cashed a healthy $767 each time he took off, an average that was significantly lowered by the fact that Medina caught 152 MORE waves than the average surfer over the course of the Tour.
Each topped $1,000 per wave, with Mick making his bucks most efficiently (267 waves caught. $373,250 in prize money. $1,398 per wave).
Read more here: The Inertia