MEDINA & SLATER BOTH LOSE IN PENICHE, TITLE GOES TO PIPE
Medina makes it look hard vs. Simply Simpo... Slater gets Aranburu'd!
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Gabriel Medina lost to Brett Simpson (!) today at Supertubos, his =13th result meaning the title race will only be decided at the Banzai Pipeline in December.
Whether due to brain fart, or timekeeping error, (or... it's a fix!) Medina inexplicably left the water with 2 minutes to go, needing only a 5... total madness.
And just as the entire surf world (except Brazil) knowingly/predictably uttered, 'Watch Kelly, he'll win the event now...' he didn't. Rather than close the gap in typical Slater fashion, the 42-year-old 11 time World Champ lost to Aritz Aranburu in the very next heat. Yikes!