Gabriel Medina in the hall of celebration, Tahiti
This morning in heat six of round one at the Billabong Pro, Tahiti, Gabriel Medina beat trials winner Taumata Puhetini and rookie Mitch Crews. Gab’s scores, a 6.93 and 7.40, were enough to overcome the two gents he faced, but the real star of the show was Chopes itself. Did you ever see a more picture-perfect […]
This morning in heat six of round one at the Billabong Pro, Tahiti, Gabriel Medina beat trials winner Taumata Puhetini and rookie Mitch Crews. Gab’s scores, a 6.93 and 7.40, were enough to overcome the two gents he faced, but the real star of the show was Chopes itself. Did you ever see a more picture-perfect looking wave? The swell that everyone (including us) has been hyping has definitely arrived, and is still growing. It’s getting more and more mean. But those earlier heats, before the light wind showed up? Just like Heaven.
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