After a slow start to the season the former World Champion could be more dangerous than ever.
A more playful wave, cleaner water, and another stunning beach await the world's best at this year's Championship Tour stop in Brazil.
Here's who's hot and who's not as the Championship Tour heads to Brazil.
Gabriel Medina of Brazil finished equal 13th after placing second in Heat 1 of Round Three of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Winkipop.
Gabriel Medina vs. Frederico Morais
Gabriel Medina of Brazil advanced directly to Round Three after winning Heat 3 of Round One at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
Brazilian prodigy Gabriel Medina put together an impressive come-from-behind performance to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast over Joel
Current World No. 1 forces a lead change with a 9.40 in the Quarters.
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Medina backs up his previous 7.07 with a solid 7.97 to increase his lead against Lenoardo Fioravanti and Stuart Kennedy.
Gabriel Medina vs. Stuart Kennedy vs. Leonardi Fioravanti