- 20 March 2015 | Surfing
Gabriel Medina will be fined for his incident with Glenn Hall during the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2015.
The World Surf League (WSL) Rules and Disciplinary Committee decided that, "following conversations with both parties involved as well as reviewing broadcast footage, (it was) determined that Medina was in violation of the athlete Code of Conduct."
In other words, the 2014 ASP World Tour champion will be able to compete at the Rip Curls Bells Beach 2015. The World Surf League believes that the use of the f-word in the post-heat interview can be excused.
"Medina's efforts following the incident to amend any public misperceptions about his and Hall's relationship have been noted and appreciated. Medina and Hall quickly made peace following the incident in the competitor's area," the WSL notes.
Gabriel Medina also appeared on the WSL Dawn Patrol Show the following morning to address his on-camera conduct. Apparently, the case is closed.
The longest-running professional surfing contest in the world, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be surfed from April 1st to April 12th, 2015.
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015 | Round 1 Match-Ups
Taj Burrow (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kai Otton (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Kelly Slater (USA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Ricardo Christie (NZL)
John John Florence (HAW), Italo Ferreira (BRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Mick Fanning (AUS), Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW), TBD
Gabriel Medina (BRA), Matt Banting (AUS), TBD
Jordy Smith (ZAF), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Keanu Asing (HAW)
Michel Bourez (PYF), Nat Young (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Joel Parkinson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Josh Kerr (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Filipe Toledo (BRA), Owen Wright (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Julian Wilson (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)