Medina Beats Parkinson to Win Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

Posted: Mar 11,2014 Written by  TSV

Final day at the Quik Pro Gold Coast. Video: ASP

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Brazilian prodigy Gabriel Medina put together an impressive come-from-behind performance to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast over Joel Parkinson.

In an event filled with upsets, seeing crowd favorites like John John Florence and Kelly Slater lose early in the draw, Brazilian Gabriel Medina put together some excellent performances and was able to overtake 2012 ASP winner Joel Parkinson in the final.

Medina's victory makes him only the second goofy footer ever to win at The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Event and puts him in an early lead for this year's title race. This being the first event of 2014 however, it's still anybody's game.

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Medina in the spotlight. Photo: T-Sherms

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Medina throwing a big critical snap. Photo: Kirstin

Visit to find out more, including a heat by heat recap of the event.

Next stop will be the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia.