Gabriel Medina and Caroline Marks win 2021 Narrabeen Classic

April 20, 2021 | Surfing
Gabriel Medina: performing an air reverse at Narrabeen | Photo: WSL

Gabriel Medina and Caroline Marks have taken out the 2021 Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic in New South Wales, Australia.

The third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) wrapped up with offshore winds and clean three-to-four-foot waves.

In the men's final, Medina proved he was the in-form surfer of the competition after locking 18.77 points in his two-wave heat total.

The Brazilian beat Conner Coffin, secured the 15th elite event victory of his career and is ready to attack a third world title.

Medina sealed the deal within the first 15 minutes of the final with two consecutive full-rotation air-reverses.

"I haven't had this winning feeling for a while. It felt great to put on that performance in a final," said Gabriel Medina.

"I loved to stick my airs and hear the crowd chant my name. It was good to be able to fix some mistakes I made in a few finals."

In the women's final, Caroline Marks confirmed the third CT win of her still young career.

At 19 years of age, the American defeated Tatiana Weston-Webb in a tight matchup at Narrabeen.

"It's so emotional to win the event after everything that's led to getting here. It was sick to go left in an event," expressed Marks.

Caroline Marks is the youngest ever surfer to qualify for the CT. She entered the elite of surfing when she was only 15.

The next stop on the 2021CT is the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro, running May 2 through May 12.

2021 Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic | Finals

Men
1. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.77
2. Conner Coffin (USA) 14.10

Women
1. Caroline Marks (USA) 12.57
2. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 11.34

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