Gabriel Medina // Huntington Beach // 3:25

Video: David Lee Scales

David on Gabriel:

Gabe surfed every single morning for 2 hours before the US Open. He’d freesurf midday, and then he’d wax his 30 minute heat. He, undoubtedly, has natural ability but he also has a tremendous work ethic. Ironically, he attributed his stamina to diet of “a lot of milk and tortilla”. As Gabe develops more competitive savvy and perhaps a level of fitness akin to Slater or Fanning, he’ll likely find a new gear. Gabe will not only raise the talent level of professional surfing, but also the dedication level. Bravo, Gabriel! Can’t wait.

Gabriel Medina