Gabriel Medina wins the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France

Gabriel Medina has conquered the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France, in Hossegor.

The Brazilian returned to the highest spot on the surf podium after defeating Bede Durbidge with a flawless performance. Will Medina be the spoiler, or will he have a shot at a back-to-back world title?

“It feels so good, I’ve been trying so hard this year. I’m so stoked, my board felt really good and everything went my way. I’m really glad to be back on the podium and especially for a win. It feels good to be back in France,” said an emotional Gabriel Medina.

“The wave is similar to where I live. Not this cold, but I like these waves, the people, and baguettes. I promised myself I would win an event this year for my grandfather who passed away a couple of months ago. He always told me to go for airs. And I did it to make him proud.”

Gabriel Medina celebrated his maiden Dream Tour victory in France in 2011, and this is his first event win of the 2015 season. The Brazilian says he’s not thinking about world titles, but if the top-ranked surfers lose their momentum, “I’m here.”

2015 Quiksilver Pro France | Final

1. Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17.50
2. Bede Durbidge (AUS), 9.44

World Title Rankings

Tour Stop
Rank +/- Name Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Earnings
1 49,900 5
1
13
9
9
2
13
1
5
$346,500
2 49,450 3
2
1
13
13
5
13
2
3
$266,500
3 1 43,600 13
5
9
5
1
13
3
9
5
$211,500
4 1 41,450 2
13
5
25
2
2
13
13
3
$225,500
5 2 40,650 13
5
25
13
13
5
2
3
1
$230,500
6 -3 40,200 1
5
25
1
13
13
9
3
25
$286,750
7 -1 34,150 13
9
5
13
9
3
5
9
13
$119,750
8 1 34,100 9
25
13
3
5
13
5
9
5
$120,500
9 -1 33,000 25
9
9
13
3
INJ 
1
13
9
$188,250
10 29,700 13
3
3
13
13
9
25
5
13
$118,750
11 5 29,200 5
25
25
2
13
13
13
13
2
$155,000
12 -1 28,400 13
3
9
5
25
13
5
13
13
$113,750
13 -1 26,850 5
25
25
13
5
9
9
5
25
$108,000
14 -1 24,450 5
13
3
13
3
25
25
13
$104,500
15 3 23,950 13
13
2
9
INJ 
INJ 
13
25
5
$108,250
16 -1 23,600 25
25
13
13
5
5
5
13
13
$105,000
17 2 22,500 9
13
25
3
25
13
13
13
9
$105,500
18 -4 22,400 13
9
13
25
5
13
13
5
25
$102,750
19 -2 21,450 25
25
13
13
13
3
13
5
13
$105,500
20 19,950 25
9
13
5
13
25
13
25
9
$99,000
21 15,250 3
25
13
25
25
25
25
9
25
$97,250
21 3 15,250 25
13
25
9
13
9
25
25
13
$93,000
23 2 15,200 25
25
5
INJ 
INJ 
9
25
13
13
$75,750
24 5 14,250 13
13
25
25
13
13
25
13
9
$92,250
24 -2 14,250 13
13
9
13
13
25
13
25
25
$92,250
24 -2 14,250 25
13
13
13
9
13
25
13
25
$92,250
27 -2 13,950 9
5
13
25
INJ 
25
INJ 
INJ 
INJ 
$56,250
28 13,000 25
25
25
25
25
13
3
25
13
$95,000
29 -2 11,500 13
13
13
25
13
13
25
13
$81,000
30 10,500 13
13
25
9
25
INJ 
INJ 
INJ 
INJ 
$60,750
30 10,500 9
25
13
25
25
25
25
13
25
$87,750
32 10,450 25
25
13
5
25
25
25
25
25
$88,500
33 8,450 25
25
13
5
25
$52,500
34 8,250 13
25
25
13
25
25
13
25
25
$85,500
34 1 8,250 25
13
25
25
INJ 
25
13
25
13
$76,500
36 8,000 25
9
13
13
$42,750
37 5,700 5
25
$24,000
38 5,500 25
9
25
25
$39,750
39 4,000 9
$12,750
40 1 2,750 25
25
13
$28,500
41 1,750 13
$10,500
41 -1 1,750 13
$10,500
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000
43 -1 500 25
$9,000

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