Will Medina do epic battles with John John for future World Titles? We sure hope so. Photo: Joli.
He is still only a teenager and still a bit spotty, but already merits a place among greatness. After becoming the youngest ever surfer to win a WQS event at 15, he came to tear the tour a new one in 2011, instantly validating the (now abolished) mid-season rotation that Bobby Martinez was bleeting about, winning two of the first four WCT events he competed in. Assuming major shit doesn’t fall on him, debilitating injury doesn’t set in or the tour isn’t moved to Cortes Bank/Mav’s/ Jaws/Waimea type venues only, it’s hard to image Medina not collecting multiple World Titles in the not-so-distant future.