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Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach preview

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Gabriel Medina

Photograph By ASP/Kirstin

The Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach is the oldest event on the ASP World Tour, but there are plenty of fresh faces looking to etch their name into the history books. Gabriel Medina has been part of this contest since he was an up-and-coming junior, a fact that has to give him a lot of comfort as he looks to extend his ratings lead. If he comes away from Bells with a good result, the world title chatter surrounding him will become a lot more real. Of course, the other competitors on tour have other intentions.