Gabriel Medina wins the 2017 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Gabriel Medina defeated Julian Wilson and claimed the 2017 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, in Peniche.

The finals got underway in excellent six-to-eight foot surf at the iconic beach break of Supertubos.

The World Surf League (WSL) title was on the line for the reigning champion and defending event champion John John Florence. The Hawaiian could clinch his second WSL title with a win in Supertubos.

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Carlos Burle and Rodrigo Koxa share a party wave in Nazaré

Carlos Burle and Rodrigo Koxa have shared a big wave ride at Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

The Brazilian duo simultaneously rode a giant liquid mountain during the first swell of the European winter season, with the waves reaching the 60-foot mark. Party waves at Nazaré are extremely rare.

The team performance is being hailed as one of the biggest waves ever ridden by two surfers at the same time at Praia do Norte.

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Casper Steinfath wins the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water

Danish stand-up paddleboarder Casper Steinfath, 23, has been crowned the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water champion, in San Francisco, California.

Hailed as the most intense stand-up paddleboarding event in the world, the Red Bull Heavy Water put 32 of the world's best SUP athletes to an extreme paddling and surfing test.

Competitors surfed over 15-foot high waves at Ocean Beach and then had to paddle their boards across a 7.5 mile (12 kilometers) open course via Seal Rock, Mile Rock, and then past the Golden Gate Bridge near Fort Point.

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