Gabriel Medina // North Shore, Oahu // 9:15

posted by / Video / March 14, 2012

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

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20 Responses to “Gabriel Medina // North Shore, Oahu // 9:15”

  1. Jamie says:

    you can’t even compare him to kolohe…hes lightyears ahead of everyone

  2. Jamie says:

    HA! you cant even compare him to kolohe…andino looks like a total kook next to gabe! no one better in my eyes

  3. Truth ToB Told says:

    you have to be a proud(and stupid) american to even put Kolohe and Gabriel at the same sentence.

  4. Andrew says:

    Kolohe is nothing compared to Gabriel . I haven’t seen kolohe beat Kelly slater twice

  5. tyler says:

    Like everyone is saying, Gabriel won 2 fucking events in half a season, more like Brazil’s Slater.

  6. Tico Giolo says:

    slater ask about gabriel!

  7. Mike Anderson says:

    Time will tell, but ya the brazzo or the seppo , gotta go with the brazzo….

  8. Mike Anderson says:

    Ps on the ass, ya just bite that and prey for lock jaw….

  9. Fishboard Twin says:

    I must agree with the comments.
    Kolohe is nothing compared to Gabriel and you have to be stupid to put Kolohe and Gabriel at the same sentence.

  10. Fishboard Twin says:

    Man, i do not understand what kind of journalism is this. The brazilian has impressive results. Gabriel should be compared to Kelly Slater in his youth and not with any kid. He is a phenomenon. Why is it so difficult to other nationalities to accept that? Ask yourself if Kolohe or John had the same results, what media would be saying about them?

  11. Al says:

    Gabriel may have more tricks, but I’m more of a fan of Kolohe’s style. Same sentence.

  12. Bruno says:

    what matters where they come from? I´m brazilian and I´m proud of Medina, but this whole argument about who´s the best him or Kolohe is starting to get pointless. I hope they´re good friends out of water and leave this for the media and the prejudiced

  13. WOW says:

    Ok…. So he can do a layback throw tail, A 360 Air, Alley Opps and a off the lip reverse, ALL WITH A SHIT STANCE STYLE – BUT WHERE IS THE REAL RAIL TURN, THE ACTUAL USE OF THE RAIL?????? NOT ONE CLIP IN THIS PROLONGED VIDEO SHOWS THE USE OF RAIL…… SORRY TO THE FANS, BUT HIS OVER HYPED AIRS AND LUCK THAT SLATER DID NOT GET SCORED FOR LACK OF GREAT WAVES IS WHY HE WON 2 EVENTS, NOT TO MENTION THAT ONE EVENT WAS A RC EVENT…. EXTRA LOVE MAYBE…… GET REAL BLOGGERS – KOLOHE HAS BETTER FORM, STYLE, POWER AND HIS ATTITUDE IS WAY BETTER… MENDINA IS A SMUCK FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD…….. HIS COACH OR RC SHOULD GET HIM MORE ON A RAIL……

  14. Andrew says:

    Rail is old news. Kolohe s style is shit. He’s like a robot. Medina is the man he wins by pure skill.

  15. WOW says:

    Andrew – Rail is what the board is made for – Without rail you have nothing. Ask Slater.

  16. Vector says:

    Did I read the title correctly? You got to be kifdding! That statement mus have been on Kolohes bucket list or his old man must be shagging the editor. Surely!

  17. BillSA says:

    Kolohe is nothing compared to Gabriel, K-lo is just heavily sponsored.

  18. Almeida says:

    Mr WOW ..you must be stupid, have brain damage or absulately know nothing about surfing. Gabriel is a kid, he has never surfed half of those waves on the tour….in his first time in pipe 10 – 15 ft he finished in 5th. Who is kolohe? He never ever won anything on WT. Not even JJ has won a WT event and YES, JJ is the best young surfer in the world. Give Medina few years and medina will be right there with Jordy, JJ, Jeremy, Adriano and Owen. The title Race will be between them and top crew. Kolohe is just another product of american media-he is nothing compared to any of these names! You all must be really desperate with nobody on the radar to replace Slater, so you must be joking with the loser’s arguments: rail to rail, no waves to slaters, etc.. your argument is so immaturate because if you give waves to anyone of top guys they will score, even kolohe!

  19. kelly says:

    If Medina, “funky cold Madina” was blonde and or American there would be no comparison. Gotta love that Latin kid who has more pure talent at his age than anyone in the world. He has amazing rail turns and demonstrates more of a power style as he evolves.

    I havent seen a surfer who forces his competitors to have to abort their game plan in order to compete. At that level his competitors lack the skill to compete. He embarrassed, yes embarrassed, his competition save for Brett Simpo. Glen Hall during the award ceremony said it all. “thank you Gabriel for making me look stupid out there.” Never heard a runner up say something quite like that except for something similar Fanning said to Slater during the ceremony at the boost mobile WCT contest at Trestles September 2011.

  20. kelly says:

    Regarding the Nike Lowers contest

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