Oahu’s North Shore is legendary among surfers searching for the perfect wave,Pipeline is one of the heaviest waves in the world, scaling more than six meters over a shallow base of razor-sharp reef. During the winter, the ocean is a fierce beast; unpredictable and commanding of respect .
The lineup at Pipe is a unique place during these months, when surfers from around the world gather for the chance to surf the perfect wave.
This year was breathtaking competition with Gabriel Medina going against Julian Wilson in the Finals,Medina edged out Julian and became the first Brazilian in history to win two World Titles,Medina had a 9.57 barrel, to secure 18.34 to 16.70 victory over this year’s top two surfers.
“All my big heroes won this contest and I really wanted that one. I’m so happy,” Medina said.
“That was a good final. Julian is one of the toughest competitors,” Medina said. “He won against me in a final a few years ago and now I’ve got this one. I just feel great to be the Pipe Masters winner.”
Wilson defeated 11-time world champion Kelly Slater in their semi-final, and than half an hour later his championship aspirations were crushed. Medina, who had scored a rare 10 in his quarter-final, made the most of perfect conditions at Pipeline defeating Jordy Smith in their final four showdown and than beating Julian in the Finals.
“This means a lot to me,” Medina said after he was confirmed as the first Brazilian to win multiple world titles. “I put in a lot of work this year. It was an intense year, everything paid off. I can’t find words at the moment. I’m so happy to win it again, go Brazil!”