Gabriel Medina // World Champ // 1:39

World Titles aren’t built in a year -- but for Gabriel Medina, it took only 20. Last week, the kid clinched the title and became the second youngest champion in the history of surfing (Kelly Slater still holds that record, but only by a few months). Here’s a tribute to Gabe from the folks at his longterm sponsor, Rip Curl, showing just how a boy becomes a champion.