About

Gabriel Medina is by far the most popular surfer on the Championship Tour today. His 5.9 million followers on Instagram are more than Kelly Slater and John John Florence combined. At home in Brazil, the handsome dark-haired goofyfooter is considered a national hero thanks to the World Title he finally delivered to the proud surfing nation in 2014. His rowdy homecoming to São Paulo was national news, and to this day Medina has a tough time going anywhere in Brazil without being recognized. Of course, if you were anywhere near the Brazilian surf scene a decade ago you saw Medina coming. His explosive repertoire of above the lip maneuvers earned him all kinds of amateur titles in his early teens, including Rip Curl’s Grom Search, Quiksilver’s King of the Groms and several state titles. In 2009, a 15-year-old Medina became the youngest surfer ever to win a major Qualifying Series event. By mid 2011, 17-year-old Medina qualified for the Championship Tour (along with John John Florence) and immediately burned the place down with his high-flying acrobatic approach. He won the first event he entered as a CT member, and repeated the feat two events later. His huge impact on the international stage poured fuel on the fledgling Brazilian Storm, a fresh injection of like-minded talents from Brazil that now occupy one-third of the Championship Tour roster. Over the past four years Medina has earned more Championship Tour victories than any other competitor, and he dominates his closest rivals in head-to-head battles, which is why he remains a perennial World Title contender.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #4
  • Heat wins
    13
  • Avg. heat score
    11.96
  • Rookie year
    2012

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
5th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #4
Complete
May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #3
Complete
May 11 - 20, 2018
Place
5th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #2
Complete
Mar 28 - Apr 08, 2018
Place
3rd
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast13th1,665$11,500
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach3rd6,085$30,000
Oi Rio Pro5th4,745$19,000
Corona Bali Protected9th3,700$14,700
Uluwatu CT5th4,745$19,000
Corona Open J-Bay---

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
2018420,94051917.073rd 
2017253,700114919.001st(x2)
2016345,450114519.401st 
2015351,600114819.831st 
2014162,800115119.201st(x3)
20131425,000103118.672nd 
2012741,350104118.502nd(x2)
20111228,70062519.571st(x2)
Gabriel Medina
Brazil
Gabriel Medina
Brazil
  • Stance
    Goofy
  • First season
    2008 Men's QS
  • Age
    24 Dec 22, 1993
  • Height
    5 ft, 11 in 180 cm
  • Weight
    169 lbs 77 kg
  • Hometown
    Maresias, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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