When he won the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Medina broke the three-way tie for 2014 event titles among himself, Mick Fanning (AUS) and Michel Bourez (PYF). His domination at Teahupo'o included eight nine-pointers, beginning with this 9.77 in Round 3.
With back-to-back nines in the Semifinals, Medina charged into the Final heat full of confidence despite facing 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater (USA). Again, he was quick to strike, scoring a 9.07 on his second wave.
Medina arrived in Europe with his Title dreams closer than ever. He scored a 9.00 on his opening Round 4 ride at the Quiksilver Pro France. While he wouldn't go on to win the event, he'll land at the final event of the year, the Billabong Pipe Masters closer than ever to a World Championship.