Gabriel Medina Takes WSL Championship Tour Lead with Freshwater Pro Win

DailyStoke Team

Gabriel Medina won the 2019 Freshwater Pro for a second year in succession on Sunday to reclaim his place at the top of the WSL Championship Tour standings.

Medina, 25, edged Brazilian compatriot Filipe Toledo—the same result that occurred in the 2018 Freshwater Pro final—and took his place as leader by a gap of 0.295 points.

Surfers resumed the 2019 Tour at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, in Lemoore, California, where Australian Owen Wright had an impressive performance having won the Tahiti Pro in August.

He finished level on points with Toledo (17.33) in his two-wave score, but the latter took second outright due to the fact he had a higher one-wave mark (9.63).

Medina was a deserved victor after he earned a two-wave score of 18.86 and reclaimed his place atop the Tour table.

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