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Gabriel Medina wins Quiksilver Pro

Photograph By Kirstin/WSL

When Gabriel Medina first joined the world tour in 2011 he announced his arrival by immediately winning the Quiksilver Pro France. The world learned his name when Medina became the first Brazilian to ever win a world title last year. But one title win that didn't kill his hunger. From Round 1 all the way through the final Medina put on a next-level performance. From tubes to turns to big airs, he was virtually unstoppable and, as a result, came away with his first win of the season.