Gabriel Medina Perfect 10 Barrel Ride-2012 Volcom Fiji Pro

Amazing Cloudbreak barrel ride by Gabriel Medina at the 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro.  He seemingly disappears, to be swallowed up by the tube.  Seconds later he shoots out of barrel again.  The ride scores a Perfect 10.  An amazing shot!

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The Volcom Fiji Pro finished with Kelly Slater flying past the flotilla of spectator boats in a Fijian longboat packed with Tavarua’s Chief Druka and a host of the island staff.  Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” was blaring from a PA and there were screams, laughter and cheering as the boat sped around the lineup.

“I really don’t think I could have surfed much better to be honest,” said Slater, who had just won the 49th ASP World Tour event of his career, posting two of the five perfect 10s in the event and two of the top five heat scores.

Even from the day’s onset Slater had that air about him. The sun had barely risen over the mountains, a golden glow lit up the white water, and Slater announced his arrival in the lineup by stepping off the back of a jet ski straight onto a wave and jamming a few warmup turns. Mick Fanning who was sitting in a boat in the channel waiting for his semifinal against Gabriel Medina muttered to no one in particular, “Ohhh, he’s on point today.”

Kelly Slater wins 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro in pristine six-foot Cloudbreak conditions - Gabriel Medina Perfect 10
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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach


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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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