Gabriel Medina fought off Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning on the final day of the Pipe Masters to be crowned the first Brazilian ASP world champion.
XGames.com takes a behind-the-scenes look at a historic day of surfing for Gabriel Medina, the first Brazilian to win an ASP World Title.
With a world title in the balance, Gabriel Medina, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning are all eyeing the Pipeline Masters, the last event of the 2014 world tour season, as their time to shine.
The race for the 2014 ASP World Title has come down to the final event of the year, the prestigious Pipeline Masters. Gabriel Medina hopes to be Brazil's first world champ, but Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning have plans of their own.
Was the final day of the 2013 Pipeline Masters one for the ages? No doubt about it. Fanning won the title, Slater was crowned Pipe Master, and Florence took out the Triple Crown
The surf at the Pipe Masters was pumping for the second day of competition, and all eyes were on Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and the ASP World Title race.
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