Many say he will be Brazil’s first World Champ
Many may be right
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Unfavorable conditions have forced contest organizers to take four consecutive lay days since Round 1 and 2 of the Billabong Pro Tahiti concluded.
Not to worry, the swell should bump up for the last two days of the waiting period
It’s Lowers at a slower tempo than you’re use to — so take in all the idiosyncrasies
Dune calls it “Shades of Grey”
Kelly Slater dominates the field — nabbing two 10pt rides and five 18.00+ heat scores
Will the king ever peak?
He’s Brazil’s Kolohe — master of aerials and fin wafts in cordial-sized surf
However, a very successful Hawaiian season shattered all preconceived notions and established him as a serious contender in all conditions
While SURFING Mag tends to keep its focus down the line, we still appreciate a nice look-back now and again. Nathan Myers compiles the moments that defined a year in surfing.
Big surf, Dane, death and groms taking over the world
He’s been compared to a junior incarnation of Mick Fanning and Owen Wright. Here we ask Brazilian teen star Gabriel Medina to divulge the secret to aerial aptitude by early adolescence and, whether he will challenge the Brazilian stereotype