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Medina wins Quiksilver Pro Australia

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An Early Win For Brazil

Photograph By ASP/Kirstin

In a brilliant display of backside surfing, Gabriel Medina took on the best and came out on top at the first elite event of the season, the Quiksilver Pro on Australia's Gold Coast. After a bit of a shaky season last year, the win puts him in command of the ASP World Tour ratings and makes him the early front-runner in the title race. Beating Joel Parkinson in the final, Medina remarked, "It's weird, it's really weird, but it feels so good."