All Posts Tagged Gabriel Medina

World Title to be Decided at Pipeline

Well it comes down to this – only two surfers, Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson, remain in the World Title hunt to be decided today at Pipeline. Both Mick Fanning and John John Florence, the other title contenders, were eliminated yesterday in round three. Florence lost to Vans Triple Crown winner and Hawaii surfing season revelation Sebastian Zietz. This kid has been tearing it up in Hawaii, and will be on the world tour next year having qualified at the Reef Hawaiian Pro. Other blogs also like to point out that this guy has three thumbs – one up for…

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Gabriel Medina Apology

As Micheal Scott said, “It takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong, and that big man is me.” In a previous post on the Headrush I criticized Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina for his actions after his less than gracious “defeat” in Portugal this year. I also criticized his surfing a bit…then, I saw this: Whoa! My apologies, The Wolfman  

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Surfing as a Spectator Sport

This is not a sport we talk about often on the Headrush, but it is one that I am increasingly finding enjoyable as a spectator sport – Surfing. Nearly all the events are streamed live online, the latest one being the Rip Curl Pro Portugal ( Each event website has interesting commentary, an excellent Heat Analyzer feature where you can watch highlights from previous match-ups, and video extras. Here are highlights from the Final (if you read the comments on the video there was a bit of controversy, which will be addressed later): Portugal Final What makes it so…

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