Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

World Surf League Rules on Medina

The World Surf League has released its official ruling on the actions made by reigning World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) following his Round 3 loss at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast to Glenn Hall (IRL).

Medina Draws Interference at Quik Pro
During Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro, Medina incurred an interference penalty while Hall held priority.

The official statement is as follows:
*The World Surf League (WSL) Rules and Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigation into the Medina/Hall incident from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Glenn Hall (IRL) share a laugh after a dramatic Round 3 heat. Efforts were made post-incident to clear the air between Medina (right) and Hall - WSL

Coast. Following conversations with both parties involved as well as reviewing broadcast footage, the Rules and Disciplinary Committee has determined that Medina was in violation of the athlete Code of Conduct and has been fined as a result. Medina's efforts following the incident to amend any public misperceptions about his and Hall's relationship have been noted and appreciated. We wish all competitors good fortune at the upcoming Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.*

Medina and Hall quickly made peace following the incident in the competitor's area. The Brazilian Champ also appeared on the WSL Dawn Patrol Show the following morning to address his on-camera conduct.

Medina Addresses Behavior on Dawn Patrol
Medina appears on WSL Dawn Patrol during the Quiksilver Pro to clear the air.

Medina and Hall are already focusing energy on stop No. 2 of the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Medina will face rookie Matt Banting (AUS) and a yet to be determined wildcard in Round 1, Heat 6. Hall will take on Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Quiksilver Pro Semifinalist Miguel Pupo (BRA) in Round 1, Heat 9.

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