Gabriel Medina and Wiggolly Dantas, two young-ish Brazilians in possession of all the right ingredients for pro-surfing success. In the case of the former, success in the form of world titles, the second of which may be on its way sooner than we thought; in the case of the latter, in the form of belated world tour qualification, a probable top-15 finish in his first year, and widespread exaltation both at home and abroad.
Here’s a partial summary of their jersey-free endeavours in France and Portugal as the tour hit Europe. True, the clip’s a little short on Medina action — but the ollie over the bodyboarder at 2:12 sure is fun, and the layback that follows hits the spot. And in any case, Wiggolly’s more than capable of holding the fort single-handedly.