The World Surf League Championship Tour for 2015 finished up this week in Hawaii, and many familiar favorites dominate the final top ten list for the year. But, one of your biggest takeaways from the results of recent years has to be the ascendancy of Brazil as the powerhouse country in this sport. With back-to-back wins in this very competitive tour, I'd say they're on a roll.
complete results: Click here: Championship Tour Rankings - World Surf League
... plus Gabriel Medina of Brazil, who finished #1 last year and #3 this year. Watch for him in the 2016 tour, that kicks off in Australia in March.
Name: Gabriel Medina
Date of Birth: December 22, 1993 (Capricorn)
Hometown: São Sebastião, Brazil
Height/Weight: 5'11"/149 lbs
Sport: Professional Surfing
--- 2015 WSL Championship Tour, 3rd place
--- 2015 Quiksilver Pro France champion
--- 2014 WSL Championship Tour, 1st place