Gabriel Medina

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Date of Birth December 22, 1993
Place of Birth Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age 26 years old
Horoscope Capricorn

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Gabriel Medina

Gabriel Medina Pinto Ferreira is a Brazilian professional surfer, also the 2014 and 2018 WSL World Champion. Medina joined the world's elite of the World Surf League Tour in 2011, and in his rookie year he finished within the top 12 of the ASP World Tour at the age of 17. In March 2014 he won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Media sources credit him as being the second person to have executed a maneuver called the "Backflip". Medina also became the first person ever to land this move in competition.

Born: December 22, 1993, São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil
Residence: Maresias, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Weight: 169 lb (76.66 kg)
Best year: 1st: 2014 and 2018 - WSL World Champion
Sponsors: Matt Nabney, Rip Curl, Guaraná Antarctica, Oi, Audi, Samsung Galaxy, Oakley, Gorilla, FCS traction and fins, Vult, Coppertone, Tokoro Surfboards
Major achievements: 2013 WSL World Junior Champion, 2014 World Champion, 2018 World Champion, 2015 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion, WSL Championship Tour event wins: 14
Stance: Goofy
Shaper(s): Johnny Cabianca
Favorite waves: Teahupo'o
Favorite maneuvers: Aerials, Barrels
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About Gabriel Medina

2014 ASP World Tour champion who became the first Brazilian to win the title. In 2014, he won the Billabong Pro Teahupoo, Fiji Pro, and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.

Before Fame

Surfing since the age of 9, he won his first national title 2 years later and became the youngest surfer to win the World Junior Tour at 15.

Achievement

He is credited as only the second person ever to complete a backflip on a surfboard, though none have ever been completed in competition.

Family Life

He was born in São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil to Simone Medina. His siblings are Sophia Rodrigues and Felipe Medina.

Associations

He beat out Kelly Slater, arguably the greatest surfer of all time, to win the 2014 ASP World Tour Championship.

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Latest information about Gabriel Medina updated on November 23, 2020.

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