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Brazil’s Gabriel Medina brightens the day at Billabong Pipe Masters

  • COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Brazil’s Gabriel Medina made the tricky conditions at Pipeline his personal playground during his 30-minute first-round heat. He can clinch the world title if he finishes the Pipe Masters in first or second place. Organizers will make a 7:30 a.m. call on whether the World Surf League championship tour finale continues today or not. The event’s holding period ends Thursday.

Pipeline was not pumping Thursday, but Brazil’s Gabriel Medina was a technicolor splash on a drab canvas anyway. Read more

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