Gabriel Medina is a notorious wave hound. Never afraid to snag a wave under priority, he's constantly scouring the line-up, hunting for high-scoring back-up waves while keeping busy and finding his flow. After waiting nearly half the heat to find his first scoring ride, one of the biggest waves of the day, Medina returned to his old tricks and bagged a nugget paddling back out from his opening ride. The wave -- a 9.93 that was the highest single wave score of the round -- was a sucker punch to the gut of his competitors and set into motion the rhythm of the final half of the heat. Kennedy and Ibelli never recovered, while Medina coasted into Round Three.