Written by: Taylor Phelps
Gabriel Medina has done it again! Last years world champ found his footing in France and put up some excellent scores in the final heat. It was clear Medina’s strategy for this heat was to get to his feet as often as possible. With every set, he was up and ready attempting 360 airs and powerful hacks. Gabriel Medina’s hunger for the win ultimately paid off, scoring 8′s and 9′s throughout the final heat and taking the win.
Final Heat Scores:
Gabriel Medina: 17.50
Bede Durbidge: 9.44
Taylor Phelps is a California State University of Channel Islands graduate with a degree in Communications. Born and raised near the coast of Southern California, she has developed a passion for the ocean and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, and surfing. Additionally, she has a special interest in cross cultural communication and plans to develop her knowledge on the topic by traveling the world someday.