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.”
Read more and check out the great Cloudbreak ESPN vid…