Gabriel Medina Pulls Backflip


Amidst the hoards of pro surfers descending on the North Shore this week, Brazilian flyboy Gabriel Medina arrived a few days ago to start his Hawaiian campaign…and did his best to stand out amongst the crowds. Around noon on Monday, the peanut gallery of surf team houses along the Pipe/Off-the-Wall stretch quickly took note as Medina attempted flip after flip until he finally nailed one. Here’s one of his warm-up swings.
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