No re-surf as Medina's protest fails

Stu Nettle
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Huzzah! Rather than sweep the Ibelli/Medina imbroglio under the rug and pretend it never happened, the wozzle have not only made a decision but they've explained it to the punters too.

In today's Surf Breaks, they dig up time-coded footage that shows Caio sitting up on his board while Medina is still ploughing through the whitewash.

Say what you will about Medina, but he's a ruthless competitor, in the water and on social media.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 2:51pm

I'm equally interested in the WSL's Department Of Spelling. Is the missing 'm' a US thing? All previous WSL references have had double M. Ain't a Portuguese thing either, as it's either comissária (feminine) or comissário (masculine).
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surfstarved commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:22pm

Nice pick-up Ben. Notch one up for the spelling & grammar nazis (and I include myself in that group).

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 6:10pm

hahahahaha idiocracy!

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t-diddy commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 12:36pm

hahahaha! nice one Ben. I too am in the spelling and grammar fascist club

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:05pm

Me too because I am so bad I try to get it right.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:08pm

Me too. Because I am so bad, I try to get it right.

Me too, because, I am so bad, I try to get it, right?

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Kham commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 6:53am

You are a details man, but what do you mean by "comissário (masculine)"? I am a numbers man and after several recounts, there is still only 1 M

Kham

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thermalben commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 7:17am

"Portuguese nouns come in two types: masculine and feminine. Masculine nouns usually end in an -o, and feminine nouns usually end in an -a."

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memlasurf commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 2:57pm

Yes Charlie is ruthless.

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:04pm

Eat copious bags of dicks Medina.

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JackStance commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:13am

Youz cuntz can say wot youz want bout Medina, but show me world champ that has set up a not-for-profit charity to feed, educate, and care for kids in poverty.

That is a real champion.

"Becoming a part of the Instituto means training, every day. It means having a coach in the water and on the land. It means getting fed every day. It means learning English. It means going to school. It means having the ability to see a dentist. It means having hope – or at least that’s what the Instituto is striving for."

https://www.coastalwatch.com/videos/21508/gabriel-medina-creates-a-whole...

Medina puts most World Champs to shame, both in and out of the water.

Breath. Murdoch's empire will one day fail to control our minds.

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jetson.rover commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 10:55pm

Perhaps if Australia and the US/Hawaii were societies with poverty and social issues on a scale similar to Brazil then the world champs from there would have done similar things.

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jetson.rover commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:05pm

How good the title chase will be this year if all 5 of the contenders make the quarters and if 4 of them make the semis.
If the swell is big at the back end of the event it probably won't pan out that way but if it's small to mid size it just might.

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savanova commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:05pm

Throw the book at them

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:19pm

Gary is usually awestruck by Garybriel's ruthless competitive efficiency under pressure, but this case smells worse than Gary's gym locker.

The use of his significant following in the socials (and more famous mates like Neymar) to put out a favourably edited clip that resulted in threats of personal injury to Caio is quite simply not on and should be punished.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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Clivus Multrum commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:27pm

Well said, Gary. Calling out Gabs’ poor form makes me think that maybe you’re more than just a Brazo sympathizing homoerotic surf creep

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:34pm

The right thing to do would be for him to step up, say he accepts the decision and *explicitly put the call out to his fans to leave Ibelli alone.

Bring on Pipe.

*explicitly used just for Gary

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Clivus Multrum commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:40pm

Spot on, Bnknref. If any good can come from this incident, it’s that WSL’s live-cross to Caio accepting Gabs’ apology may give us another glimpse at Caio’s better half. Those short clips from the van at Margs have stayed with me

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:16pm

Gary is too modest to say but his manliness would never see him sook like this.

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atticus commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:21pm

Caio says ciao to Medina as the wozzle puts the kybosh on a re-surf....is the best sentence I've read all year.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:24pm

bullshit.
Medina simply put out a vid showing what he thought occurred and asked for a heat review.

there was no incitement from him.

and the heat reviewed and a decision made.

all good in the hood.

I wondered why Medina even paddled for that wave but in retrospect his highest score wave had just occurred and I wonder if he didn't know the score.
In which case the heat could have seemed much closer to him than it actually was.

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Jono commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:35pm

But surely there's a more professional way of appealing - rather than broadcasting his side of the story to the easily agitated mob on Instagram.

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wbat commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:40pm

Thought his insta post was quite fairly stated. Not a rant and rave scenario.

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Jono commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:50pm

I agree it was fairly stated, I just don't think it should have anything to do with the general public, it probably should have just been communicated directly to the WSL.

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wbat commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:59pm

I'm pretty sure it was communicated to the wsl, probably with vigor.
Kind of like the fact he shared his thoughts publicly. Kind of respectful to the general public.

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wbat commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:39pm

Yes, I'm with you.
Firstly correct end result.
Secondly. He is allowed to protest and I doubt whether he would have done it if he didn't think he had a legitimate position.

Final outcome, if he wins the world title he will do it with his surfing.

.........and that is very likely.

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daisy duke kaha... commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:53pm

Definitely better than the post where he said gay people are going to hell.

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eel commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 6:40pm

Medina 100% lied. He said that he watched Caio finish his wave to make his story seem more legit. Bullshit! He did nothing of the sort.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:09pm

Whatever however he should put out a call to his 100 billionzillionbrazillion fans and call off the dogs on his insta. Jaddy did a good job of this and he is not even involved. Doesn't he get along with Ibelli or something?

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Body slide commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:34pm

I imagine Gabriel's apology will be following shortly on insta?

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bipola commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:47pm

i can not believe gabriel did not know he was winning that heat, some professional.
too lazy to check the board. he doesn't have to cheat to win he just has to pay attention.

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:47pm

Swellnet team, hope there's no issues with posting a link to this, but I thought it was a good read to give the whole thing more context. Sounds like Ibelli has been put through the wringer.

https://stabmag.com/news/caio-ibelli-is-receiving-death-threats-from-tho...

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stunet commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 3:50pm

All good. Def worth a read.

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surfstarved commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:36pm

The comments, however, are of a much lower standard than here.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:10pm

Always but it is stab.

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jayet-010 commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:16pm

Swellnet comment section is so bland it aint even vanilla

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:01pm

Can we just discuss the facts and the outcome, and not resort to "fucken cunt bag of dicks you suck wanker" ad hominem attacks?

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:55pm

No.

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:34pm

Nah, Island Bay, that would be like, way too boring. Nothing like an ill-informed slag-fest to get the punters going.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:36pm

Sport is theatre and you can't let these rotten tomatoes go to waste.

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DeathToCompSurfing commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:49pm

Just saw this article, reposting from old thread:

Refer to my handle

Surfing is being ruined by the excessively competitive 'tennis tour', most passionately embraced by the Brazilians.

The priority judge's call was probably wrong - doesn't matter, the call was made and it stays. Play on...

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Spuddups commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:50pm

‘Kin oath Stu. That’s why I like Medina, he’s never boring. Always winding people up.

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GuySmiley commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:52pm

Island bay, nah, he deserves it the whinging toerag

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derra83 commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 4:55pm

Not only does Medina deserve it, but so does Island Bay, Freeride and anyone else who's stuck up for him! Bag of dicks the lot of yers.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:01pm

can you imagine how incredibly fucking boring this 2foot close-out beach break comp would have been without Medina's brain implosion?

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Sprout commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:32pm

Equally as boring.

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Gary G commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 8:41pm

Oh for sure: Garybriel is stupendously entertaining whether winning or losing, and 100% the villain that pro surfing needs to create excitement & engagement.

Gary's issue here is that Medina chose to take it out of the locker room and onto the streets (socials); with the result being his competitor copping a shit tonne of undeserved and harmful abuse. Intentional or not, that outcome was entirely foreseeable and at the very least Medina owes Caio a public apology in the same forum (instagram) where he has considerable reach and influence.

If he doesn't, he should be reprimanded as he would be in other sports if he took an on field disagreement off field in a way that resulted in an opponent copping death threats.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:19pm

If he doesn't his reputation outside of Brazil has just gone from bad to entirely in the shitter. What I can't understand is they are bagging a fellow Brazo. If it happened between two Aussies I can't see this being as nasty and I am sure they would have had it out over a beer. It's the Brazillions that pushing this off the charts which is weird.

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Bnkref commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:06pm

I was just thinking that. It's generated some excitement in an otherwise yawn-fest. Makes for an interesting finale at Pipe.

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web-cams-save-m... commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:24pm

I wonder if all those who were so strident in their belief that Gabriel had priority will now admit their mistake, a mistake made by not waiting until all the available evidence is available.

Clarrie

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monkeyboy commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:26pm

Was that a wave they were trying to catch ?

on a long enough timeframe...

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 5:44pm

Nobody talks about WSL's screaming incompetence, or their blatant ploy to keep the title run open till Pipe. That would be interesting to discuss.

Screw yelling abuse at the surfers, especially the ones that make it interesting.

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frog commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 6:02pm

Caio might make squillions from all the visits to his Insta page if he is a fully frothing INFLUENCER paid per visit. Gabs probably made half a mill in the process too if his influencer rewards are set up right. Wozzle stoked that they got some publicity from the 2 foot closeout bunny hop contest without having to have a remote controlled shark bump a competitor. Everybody happy.

Frogg

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 10:08pm

Pure genius frog! Scam backfires with Wild Card as Olympic Ideal.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 6:24pm

If Caio is copping death threats, I’m sure Gabs can cop a few ‘eat a copious amount of dicks’ posts on websites he won’t even visit.

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billie commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 7:02pm

I think Gabriel has a responsibility to quell the violence towards Caio. He was wrong initially (proven) and was wrong to publicly question the result. If he had just chilled out and waited before doing this so publicly he would look a helluva lot less like a stupid, spoilt, over-earnest competitor (apologies for blatant judgements of his character!).

Billie

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:14am

Spot on billie.

Your character assessment is appropriate.

I imagine one of the hardest things for Gabs to believe is that HE himself could have made such a simple mistake. Maybe he was wishing God would tell the WSL to change their decision. The unexpected effect of his actions are that Caio has been bombarded by hate.

Gab, great surfer. Still a fuckwit.

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Surfalot67 commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:16pm

Best comment! You win

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Lord Humongous commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 7:16pm

Karma is a bitch.
It's 7 years since Gabby refused to take the stage when beaten by Julian in the final and Charlie launched his infamous chair throwing tirade.

A class act.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 10:37pm

Full Heat Replay reveals a strange turn of events (Not so black & white)

[13:30] Drone is level with surfers looking back to shore.
Priority Discs seem least priority lost deep into the background remote from surfers.
[13:09] Priority is last seen with [Blue] Ibelli
[13:10 > 10:35] Live Rides & Paddle out into the comp zone is missing (Edited out)

{ INTERMISSION }

(With 2 surfers inside,automatically buys Judges a rare 2-3min Toilet break...hurry back)
[WSL cue replays] of said same wave rides but skips the return paddle out!
Rule: If both hit lineup then priority flips to next surfer (Medina) Head Judge can rule.

Judges return to seats...
[9:57] Back Live & still with Priority [Blue] Ibelli...(A lapse during a wee break)
[9:34] Pottz: "Take that 8.17 away & he's still in the lead!" (Bang on cue?)
[9:00] Strider is directly under Priority Discs ("What's Caio gotta do!") (Time & Place?)

(Pause) Crew can see these discs but it's a grey area...(Priority Discs are so feint)

[8:50] INTERFERENCE
[8:43] Medina points to Priority Discs

(Pause) Here's where WSL make things much worse.
Priority is [Blue] Ibelli (Medina's interference & pointing rewards a priority change?)

[8:28] Priority Disc changes to [Yellow] Medina.
Punters here may argue that Judges had it wrong & were late to correct.(Fair point!)
All agree that this was not the time for WSL to cover up the toilet break or scam.

[6:58] Priority Interference Call on Medina
[6:59] Priority Disc mysteriously Yo-Yos back to [Blue] Ibelli (No waves were caught).
[6:12] [Yellow] Medina's 2nd score is wiped, leaving only highest wave score.
Result depended on protest see above.

Post event: Medina's competitor's files mysteriously end up as dartboards on insta
Both on Medina's Insta & now Fifa Star's insta chorusing a hate fest for 10,000's.
Brasil sports fans are condemning Medina for hating on Caio! (see: Bnkref-thanx)

WSL Rules
[188] Sportsmanlike Conduct...re:(Shunted,stole,defamed opponent & WSL Judges)
Suspension & Expulsion + $50,000

[189] Damage to Surfing's image..see above & also trashing Olympics + Fifa's name.
(Brasil sees their Surf Champ shitting over fellow WSL Brazilian surfer) Rock Bottom.
Note:This is an Olympic Qualifying event & Medina might lose spot on Olympic Team.

[193] Physical Assault! Opponent was Strapped to board defenceless in competition.
Very nature of ocean deems this a serious assault that could lead to drowning.
Suspension & Expulsion + $5,000 fines min.

Crew can't even view the heat in full as WSL wiped the toilet break.
Again! Medina Insta Judge split screen tracker is not commercial comp footage.
This is the most serious breach as WSL Caio's personal file & open to corruption.
tbb doubts very much if Caio or judges wish to view WSL X files on Insta judge.

Every other day or anyone else WSL would go spazz...did they order this Kerfuffle?
Medina is currently pulverising Olympic ideal & may yet pay the ultimate price.

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Billyw commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 3:10am

you just have to sit on our board to be 'out the back'? no Medina fan but Caio was hardly out the back when he sat on his board. its clear because he then paddled further out to the actual take off zone. its a dog move by Caio and the judges fell for it.

B Dub

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offshoreozzie commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:26am

Exactly Billy. My take on this is that Caio was in clean water first but far from the priority spot on the bank the surfers were contesting therefore just sitting up over where he was doesn't grant you priority. The footage clearly shows he then needs paddle way over to get where he might actually catch a wave.

Imagine someone at Chopes catching the second wave but then paddling back and sitting up (before the surfer further out/in front of him) because he was going to surf the shoulder/inside and not the peak - it's laughable.

It's a tricky one because of the beachbreak set up but the above seems tell me the priority judge made the wrong call. If it went he other way I don't think there'd even be a whisper of contention/controversy around it.

Medina should have checked priority - that can't be ignored - and I haven't been much of a Medina fan (and still don't naturally barrack for him) but the blind hate here is showing there's still a lot of dicks who choose bias over balancing the facts.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:25pm

From what I can gather this is nothing to what Ciao is copping in Portuguese. There is bugger all of us yet squillions of Brazillions. Medina if he has any nuts (which is in doubt at present) should call the dogs off and get on with it. Right/wrong all done and dusted get over it bad umpire decision? Maybe/Maybe not that's sport.

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andosbf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 6:14am

Even if the judges had made a bad call on the priority, one mistake does not justify another. Medina would have to deal with the second priority as athletes assumptions still not above judges calls.

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Yendor commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:12am

Surf world shocked/relieved to see Brazilians w$%&#&s to each other as well, and not just everyone else.......

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Vic Local commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:29am

Just don’t judge all Brazzos based on Medina. I’ve met some ripping Brazilians in Indo and I’ve seen plenty of Brazzo dickheads who swamp a line up In packs and then paddle for everything that moves. This is the Medina effect.
If you see a Brazzo travelling by themselves rather than in packs, it’s a pretty good sign that they are going to be a decent and friendly person.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Yendor commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:46am

Yeah, I know, bit of a broad brush, have also had great experiences with many Brazilians and in general I like the culture. Just a bit of poke with a stick at some of the behaviour in the water. Pack mentality isn't usually much fun especially if you're not part of the pack.

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Vic Local commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:53am

All the Brazzo surfer stereotypes can be applied to Gold Coast surfers. Doesn’t mean every Snapper Rocks surfer is a hassler / snaker / drop in merchant.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:22am

Yendor, can I suggest some direct, friendly communication next time you experience this?
We surfed with all sorts in the Ments, and the Brazilians would generally come on fully frothing to begin with. We'd introduce ourselves, ask where they were from, and suggest that they slot into the lineup. Worked every time except one session at B World.
Made some friends and had some really good surfs as a result.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:58am

Absolutely. Also remember that it was only Latin passion that prevented Occy getting arrested on drugs in Rio back in 2001. From the NZ Herald:

"The Australian said he did not know that marijuana was illegal in Brazil and was allowed to compete after the crowd protested when police tried to arrest him."

Big ups to the Brazo brothers on that one.

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bluediamond commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 10:03am

haha. A bit off Occ gold.

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:01am

Yeah, go the Occ!

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Vic Local commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:23am

Just saw some footage of Italo giving his board to a young fan on the beach. It’s very cool. Compare that to Medina’s hassling and whinging.
More Italo. Less flog.

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 8:57am

By all accounts, Gabriel is very generous. Fair enough if you don't like his contest mind/attitude/behaviour, but I'd be careful about painting him as a general satan :-)

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Yendor commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:29am

I like Gabriel in the context of a WSL surfer. Competitive beast,surfs amazing, generally cool under pressure. I think he struggles with presenting a likeable face to the media Andy Irons was similar with that, he might be really nice in person. It does feel like he should have just made his complaint with the WSL and left it at that. When you've got such a big social media presence I think all of these guys need to be careful how they drum up a frenzy, no telling how nutball fan/trolls might react. The Medina Charlie team does feel a little bit like an overbearing Daddy and a spoilt brat combo. You can sure bet if he knew the priority situation and roles were reversed he would have done exactly the same thing to Caio so seems pretty unfair to take it out on him. I agree with you it all fits the WSL 'can't script this' script very well.

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Vic Local commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:29am

"By all accounts, Gabriel is very generous".
I judge the bloke from what I see in contests and the surfs I've had with him in the water. "Generous" would be the absolute last word I'd use to describe Medina.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:28pm

Have you surfed with him Vic?

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Vic Local commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:27pm

Unfortunately yes. It was like there was Medina triplets in the water.

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bluediamond commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 10:04am

Bloody oath. Italo is a legend.

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The MIDdleman. commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 7:48am

Could be a sign of impatient things to come.

No black and white in surfing till the wavepools kicked into gear.

No nuanced line ups, no quid pro quo, "it's my turn" bugger the consequences.

Coming to a coast near you.

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regydogy commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:04am

sucked in , the tool

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niclong commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:32am

You can see Ibelli look over when he sits up. He's knows what he is doing. He's playing to the rule book. Doing anything he can to win. I don't mind it. The comp is being held in crappy beachbreak waves, might as well surf your heat accordingly. Medina had two minutes to check priority. He's just pissed because he made a wrong assumption.

Similar things just cost Wallabies and Raiders. A (wrong) ruling from the refs went against them, they let it mess with their concentration, 2 minutes later the other team is scoring in the corner.

Gotta stay focused. Gotta play to the ref/judges.

NLP

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MidWestMonger commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:44am

Great comparison to draw, totally agree. Maybe less claiming to the judges, posturing to Charlie ' was that good enough, where should I sit' and more quick kick out would see a better priority call

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:30pm

What are Wallabies and Raiders? Is this in Australia? What sport is that?

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:15pm

I think that's when a snake tries to steal a wallaby egg from the wallaby's nest. If the ref sees the snake, the wallabies get a chance to regroup their defence, and save their eggs.

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PT73 commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 8:02pm

I sure hope velocity is being tongue in cheek, because Wallaby eggs are rare as platypus teeth... Memla, the Wallabies are the Australian International Rugby Union team and the Raiders are a Rugby League team from Canberra, the nation's capital. They are not the same sports, similar in some ways, but two different codes.

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memlasurf commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:21am

Piss take PT and no one took the bait I thought I might get one or two. Nobody really knows or cares much about Rugby (or Thugby as it is known down here) of any flavour in the southern states so any analogy is completely lost in translation.

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garyg1412 commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:38am

Memla - Thugby is the game they play after the match is finished. Unfortunately sometimes can involve women, always involves drugs or alcohol, is played internationally occasionally (eg Bali) and is mostly limited to the NRL form of the game!!!!

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 4:23pm

:)
Everyone knows wallabies actually sub-divide by mitosis.

Nice bait Memla, it's a strange sport that stop-start game.

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D-Rex commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:39am

Interesting how much contempt (supposedly) exists on this site for comp surfing yet so many have expressed their opinion about 1 heat in 1 contest. Just saying... PS derra you are still a flog.

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 7:36am

I'm hearing ya mate. Wonder if it's to do with the perception that it's 'not cool to like comps'.

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:59am

Maybe Medina was paid to throw the comp?

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benjis babe commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:52am

if priority was given to a surfer whether you agree with it or not, that surfer has priority, and therefore any interference with them catching waves is just that.. An interference..
Who played the tactics better, not always the best surfer wins

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Vince Neil commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 12:00pm

Mathematically, the title race is still alive, but realistically Gabi will win this year and another 5 or 8 or more World Titles, cause he is THAT good (sorry Phil et al).

I hope Gabi realises and grasps his opportunity to transcend the sport (like Slater or Curren). He could make a real difference for surfing, for his country etc etc

But if he keeps chucking tanty's like Krygios, then Bobbi's prophetic diatribe about the tennis tour ring true

Charlie's done a great job, but maybe he needs to step back and some professional management steps forward to guide this precocious talent?

Full disclosure, I have tried really hard not to like the guy, but his surfing speaks for itself

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belly commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 1:00pm

Wise words Vince. But as good as Gabriel is, John John is better, he just needs to stay healthy. And as you say, Gabriel is being let down by his 'support team'.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:29pm

25 years old and still described as precocious?

That says a lot.

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t-diddy commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 1:22pm

Imagine how bad it'd be if Caio was not Brazilian himself!

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Goofy4 commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:56pm

I guess this is what occurs when 'winning' is your primary focus....lose touch with your humanity......I'd rather switch off and go for a quite surf in a beautiful location than get caught up in this soap opera

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Goofy4 commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 4:58pm

:)

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Kham commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 6:57am

You can dress a pig in fine clothing, but it is still a pig.
Medina is a brat, world champ or not, his desire to win clouds his judgement, therefore makes him a poor role model for the sport.
He has a lot of growing up to do.

Kham

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Gary G commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 8:22am

https://soundcloud.com/eachrit/caio-ibelli-responds-to-online-threats

Again, hope it’s ok to post here but this is an interview with Caio about the aftermath of Medina’s insta post. Essential listening. whilst Gary was a Caio fan before, he expects a lot more people will be after listening to how he holds himself here.

Freeride / Steve: do you still stand by your ‘bullshit’ post above?

Gary loves Medina, including his ultra competitiveness in the water. Adds a lot of colour to an otherwise black and white program. But take your beef off the field like this and then not apologise quickly and using the same platform after you lose? Get fucked.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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zenagain commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 10:56am

Thanks for putting that up Gary.

Respect for Caio, doing his job sponsorless and getting on with it and remaining humble and conciliatory.

Three cheers for Caio.

And Medina, if he doesn't address this soon and use his huge social media influence to somehow turn this around, well- multiple jeers.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 25 Oct 2019 at 11:52am

I listened to that. Good to hear it straight from Caio. He sounded (understandably) fairly rattled by it.

Medina came across as a complete fckwit. Hope he has it in him to, at the very least, call for calm.

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Surfalot67 commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 9:39am

Whoa, another lay day. What happens if they cant finish in anything other than 1 foot slop? Do they divide all available points between the last eight standing? And more to the point, when will they drop these marginal locations?

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savanova commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:53am

With over 27 million people giving you death threats he would have a fair case for asylum in Australia. Brazzos have shot soccer players for loosing games. The threats should be taken seriously. Also where does GM sponsors sit with what their Golden Child has done by falsifying evidence and not trying to calm the farm. Other sports high profile sports people have been dumped by sponsors for thing done in their personal lives, GM is bringing the professional side of the sport into disrepute by his actions and non-action.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:58am

Caio should go buy Medina a carton of the best beer on the planet.

Medina just single-handedly resurrected his stalled pro surfing career.

Caio went from zero to hero in one foul swoop.

He was in the process of being soundly flogged and likely losing his spot on Tour, no sponsors.

now he's a mainstream media star and underground hero, still in the comp.

just the facts.

Watch him jag a major sponsor and be back on Tour next year.

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Gary G commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 12:38pm

Not untrue re: visibility for Caio, but if Medina is happy to use his platform to challenge results after the fact, and it results in not-insignificant collateral damage to his countryman, a bit of public contrition wouldn't go astray.

Note that Gary only has issue with the off-field component.

Medina can then show up at pipe and go hard AF on the pitch, play as close to the rules as he likes etc.

Accept the result, acknowledge the impact of your protest, and then show your true competitive mettle in your next opportunity to surf. That's where Medina truly shines above the rest of the field.

I’ve created a monster. Cause nobody wants to ride faceys no more, they want Gary; I’m chopped liver.

But if ya want Gary this is what I’ll give ya: a little creatine kiss from a hard licker

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 4:32pm

Crowd-fund a Caio Pro Tour year, no sponsors, pure white board.

Did Curren do it with no logos back in '90?

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Horas commented Thursday, 24 Oct 2019 at 11:19pm

Hilarious,2 clowns from the circus squabbling over small onshore pus and the mob are in a frenzy.Who.Gives.A.Fck.But death threats to old mate?Really?It's only surfing.FMD ,what a time to be alive.But on a lighter note,great memories of WOD in the 80's.Is horror man still surfing there ,it's been a while.

Horas

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Java commented Friday, 25 Oct 2019 at 8:46pm

Does anyone know if Neymar has apologised?