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
Surfing's two young titans went blow-for-blow in their Semifinal clash, as the race for the 2016 world title hit overdrive.
Gabriel Medina vs John John Florence.
The former event champ thrilled the Teahupo'o crowd with another display of his elite tube-riding skills, plus some sick kickouts!
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