The two-time event winner has ample reason to be fired up for this year's trip to Tavarua.
Gabriel Medina of Brazil finishes equal 9th in the Oi Rio Pro after placing second to trials winner Yago Dora (BRA) in Heat 2 of Round Five
Yago Dora of Brazil continious his rampage of taking down World Champions Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Mick Fanning (AUS) at Saquarema, Rio de
In just a few shorts heats, some of the Tour's most succesful veterans went down to new arrivals.
Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Gabriel Medina: All went down in early defeat Monday at the Rip Curl Pro.
Gabriel Medina challenges Davey Cathels in the final heat of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
The 20-year-old Brazilian wildcard becomes the first breakout star of 2017 at the Oi Rio Pro.
Heat recap: Medina vs Dora
Yago Dora vs. Gabriel Medina