Debuting on the men’s ASP World Tour in 2011, Gabriel Medina is a Brazilian who notched up two World Title victories the same year and a guy whose aerial antics are more captivating than a cat with burning fur.
Name: Gabriel Medina
Date of Birth: December 22, 1993
Born: Maresias, Brazil
Lives: Maresias, Brazil
Sponsors: Rip Curl wetsuits and clothing, Nike 6.0 footwear, Pukas surfboards and FCS fins
The new FCS II GM Athlete Series fin combines the versatility of the Performer template with a customised flex pattern sitting between Performance Core and Performance Core Carbon.
2015 was a huge year of victories for FCS II on the WSL World Championship Tour. In fact, every single event on the Men’s WCT tour was won by a surfer riding the FCS II system and fins. Watch the video here:
The Medina pad is great for surfers who like the feel of having a thicker, softer single piece pad under their feet, and an aggressive groove to lock your foot into place.
Gabriel Medina has returned to the winner’s podium with a convincing win at the Quiksilver Pro in France. Medina defeated an in-form Bede Durbidge riding his signature FCS II GM Large template and his new FCS GM Traction pad.
In perfect 6 to 10 foot waves, two men were left to faceoff in the final heat of the event; 100% FCS Hardware athlete Gabriel Medina, and Gorilla rider Matty Wilko.
FCS is thrilled to announce another significant milestone for the newly released FCS II fin system. FCS II has claimed its first ASP World Title following Gabriel Medina’s victory at the HD World Junior Championships held at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil.
Gabriel Medina has kicked off his 2014 World Title campaign in scintillating style by winning the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks, defeating crowd favourite Joel Parkinson in the final. WATCH VIDEO:
Mixing power carves and long barrels with precision perfect timing, Medina totally outclassed his competitors on the long walls at Cloudbreak. What was he riding? FULL STORY
Gabriel Medina has solidified his #1 position on the ASP World Tour Ratings with an historic performance at the Billabong Pro in Tahiti. Riding the FCS II system Medina rose above his competitors and charged what is being described as the most epic conditions in competition history.
Gabriel Medina has become the first ever Brazilian, and the equal youngest, men’s ASP World Champion. Riding the FCS II Performer template exclusively in 2014, Medina lead for most of the season and rose to the occasion in the last event to clinch the title over Kelly Slater and fellow team rider Mick Fanning.
FCS II was released back in March 2013, and since hitting the market has quickly become the new undisputed world standard fin system. The statistics speak for themselves, and to date no other fin system can lay claim to a single World Title.