Gabriel Medina: making history at Snapper Rocks

Gabriel Medina defeated Joel Parkinson to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2014, at Snapper Rocks.

The Brazilian wonder boy is the first Brazilian and only the second goofy-footer ever to win the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Medina took out the title by a very narrow margin: 0.06 points.

Parkinson opened the final with an impressive tube from behind the rocks, which would earn him a 9-point ride. The Australian would quickly back up the ride with a high 6, while Medina would search feverishly to log scores on the board.


James Hollmer-Cross has suffered multiple injuries after a terrible wipeout at Pedra Branca, Australia.

Pedra Branca is one of the most dangerous big wave surf spots in the world. It is located 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Tasmania. The small island pumps a super heavy, fast and steep wave that can easily mutilate the most experienced surfers.

James Hollmer-Cross, 32, survived a hideous wipeout while playing with the local devil, on the 2nd March, 2014. The surfer from Hobart knew what to expect, but he was not ready for a life-threatening event.


Anastasia Ashley: fit to climb

The Pipeline Women's Pro 2014 will be held between 11th-21st March, depending on surf conditions and size, at Banzai Pipeline.

Anastasia Ashley, from California, has been confirmed in this 1-Star ASP event. She reached the final four times and won the title back in 2010.

"I think how you win it is to know how to watch the conditions and the swell direction that day because it can change very fast, you need to be on it. I like Pipeline because it's one of the most beautiful waves to watch from the water, and it has so much power," says Ashley.