Gabriel sans Charlie
Recently, Gabriel Medina announced he was ditching stepfather Charlie as his coach, bringing to an end a succesful sixteen-year relationship.
"It will be a different year for me," says Gabs in the following interview with Waves magazine, Brazil. "It will be the first stage I go through without Charlao. He prepared me all this time to be independent some day."
However, Gabriel - who is 27 - won't be completely independent as he's currently sourcing a coach for the Australian leg, traditionally a lame stretch for him.
The interview also includes why he's splitting from Charlie, his take on Kelly's longevity, and going through quarantine in Australia ("It will be punk to go without surfing for two weeks!")