Photograph By ASP/Kirstin
"It's an honor to win this event," Medina said. "This is the hardest event of the whole tour and I feel like all the best surfers in the world -- Mick, Parko and Taj -- have won it. It's been a dream to win since I was a grommet. I've been watching those guys on videos and reading about them in magazines. Today I had the opportunity to compete against them and I couldn't let this chance go."