Gabriel Medina wins the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014



Gabriel Medina defeated Joel Parkinson to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014, at Snapper Rocks.

The Brazilian wonder boy is the first Brazilian and only the second goofy-footer ever to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Medina took out the title by a very narrow margin: 0.06 points.

Parkinson opened the final with an impressive tube from behind the rocks, which would earn him a 9-point ride. The Australian would quickly back up the ride with a high 6, while Medina would search feverishly to log scores on the board.

The Brazilian air kid, maintaining his trend of come-from-behind performances in the final minutes, worked a long Snapper Wall for an 8.50 and backed the ride up, with little time remaining, to clinch the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014.

In the Women's competition, Stephanie Gilmore beated Bianca Buitendag to win the 2014 Roxy Pro Gold Coast.

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014 Final:
Gabriel Medina (BRA), 16.33 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS), 16.27


Roxy Pro Gold Coast 2014 Final:
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 15.80 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), 10.47

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