Gabriel Medina: he doesn't let go | Photo: ASP/Kirstin

Gabriel Medina confirmed his place on the quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Pro France 2014, at Les Guardians.

After narrowly escaping defeat in Round 3 against Jeremy Flores, the young Brazilian surfer won his Round 4 challenge against Josh Kerr and John John Florence, in clean three-to-five foot (1-1.5 meter) waves.

"With the swell increasing this afternoon, there is a lot of water moving and it's easy to get lost out there. Lucky I found some opportunity and was able to have a better heat than the one I had this morning. Hopefully, we get some good waves tomorrow," explained Medina.


Wave Master: the British wave pool technology

John Baxendale, the engineer behind Wave Master, promises a new artificial wave technology that produces 240 waves per hour, with no compressed air systems, hydraulics or pneumatics.

Who's going to build the ultimate surf pool? The number of artificial wave concepts hasn't kept growing in the last decade. The financial sustainability of surf parks has always been the Achilles heel of man-made surf.

But Wave Master Systems believe to have solved the problem of performance and energy efficiency with a piston-type modular wave generator that matches real ocean waves.


Jordan Griffin: the future of Kiwi surfing | Photo: Col/

The Bay of Plenty Surf Team claimed their third consecutive National Scholastic Surfing Championship, at Fitzroy Beach, New Zealand.

With seven of their twelve surfers in the finals, The Bay of Plenty Surf Team claimed two division titles: Under 18 Boys and Under 16 Girls.

"Being in my last year of the Scholastics, it is pretty cool to win another title and to go three wins in a row with our team," underlined Jordan Griffin, who won the Under 18 Boys title.