It was Gabriel Medina’s year. He lead the World Title rankings throughout 2014. Three ASP World Tour wins at Snapper Rocks, Fiji and Tahiti, two runner-up finishes, and a World Title (Brazil’s first) in just his third full year on the ASP World Championship Tour.
The most incredible moments from the final day of action at Pipe, where a World Champion was crowned, a new Pipe Master stepped up, and a Vans Triple Crown of Surfing winner emerged.
Julian Wilson has won both the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons, and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing after defeating World Champion elect Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the closest Pipe Final on record. The victory marks his only win of the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) and his second […]
December 19, 2014, Rip Curl’s Gabriel Medina has just made history, clinching Brazil’s first ever surfing World Title in pumping 6 foot waves on the final day of the Pipe Masters at Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline.
Kelly Slater joined the ASP Desk during the 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters to talk board design, inspiration and friendly rivalries. Plus: What he really thinks about Medina’s win in Tahiti?
Never underestimate the importance of a good relationship with your shaper. Here we take a look at John John Florence and his long time friend and shaper Jon Pyzel.
Round 2 at the Billabong Pipe Masters saw heavy waves amid building swell and wind. Still, the best surfers in the world found some huge drops and a few big scores to impress a growing crowd.
Matt Wilkinson takes us inside the Rip Curl North Shore house, where both Gabriel Medina and Mick Fanning will be crashing during the Billabong Pipe Masters.
Here’s the current three world title contenders, being Gabriel Medina, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater, sitting at the ASP desk for a Q and A session.
The 2014 World Championship Tour season saw the rise of a new generation and the narrowing of the 34-man field to three World Title contenders. It all comes down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. Check out the road to Hawaii with this 2014 recap.