|Net Worth||$3.5-4 million|
|Born||December 22, 1993|
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Surfer|
Gabriel Medina is a Brazilian professional surfer who hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born on 22 December 1993, the surfer is a three-time World Surf League (WSL) world champion.
Medina made his debut in the World Surf League Tour in 2011. One of his biggest career highlights came when he landed the maneuver called “Backflip” in competition (also becoming the second person ever to do the move).
At the young age of 11 years, Gabriel Medina won his first national championship—the Rip Curl Grom Search (Under-12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In this article, we will have a look at Gabriel Medina’s Endorsements, Net Worth, Personal Information, Family, Career details, Controversies, FAQs, etc
Gabriel Medina’s Net Worth
In 2021, Gabriel Medina’s net worth is reported to be between $3.5-4 million. He has earned his net worth through endorsements and competing in surfing competitions.
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Gabriel Medina’s Endorsements
The surfer earns around $2 million per year through his various endorsements. The following are the brands that sponsor Gabriel Medina:
- Tokoro Surfboards
- Matt Nabney
- Rip Curl
- Guaraná Antarctica
- Samsung Galaxy
- FCS traction and fins
Gabriel Medina’s Assets
The Surfer lives near the shoreline of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has a sponsorship deal with Audi and only drives cars of the mentioned company.
Gabriel Medina’s Personal Info
The following is Professional surfer, Gabriel Medina’s info:
|Name||Gabriel Medina Pinto Ferreira|
|Date of Birth||December 22, 1993|
|Place of Birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Parents Name||Simone Medina and Claudio de Jesus Ferraira|
|Nickname||Funky Cold Medina, Gabby|
|Started surfing in||2002 (as a nine-year-old)|
|Height||1.8 m (5’11”)|
|Known for||Professional Surfer|
Gabriel Medina Social Profiles
Gabriel Medina’s Career
Early Career: Medina picked up surfing at the age of 9 and already started winning tournaments within 2 years. He won competitions in the Sub-12, Sub-14, and Sub-16 brackets.
Medina’s first breakthrough came in 2019 when he won a contract with Rip Curl. He then started to pursue a professional surfing career. In the same year, Gabriel Medina set a new record. He became the youngest male winner of an open age pro-competition by winning the Maresias Surf International in Brazil by the age of 15.
Professional Career: Medina first participated in the World Surf League in 2011. He finished 12th that year with 28,700 points from 25 heats.
Medina still competed in the WSL’s Junior championship side by side. The Brazilian managed to win the World Junior Tour (ASP) in 2013, at age 19.
In 2014, he competed in the WSL with vengeance. He started the season by winning the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, which was the first event. At the end of the year, Gabriel Medina went on to win his first-ever ASP World Championship. He scored 62,800 points from 51 heats that season.
He fell short in the next three years finishing 3rd, 3rd, and 2nd in 2015, 2016, and 2017 respectively. In 2015, he did score his maximum heat score in the WSL as of now by getting a 19.83.
In 2015, Medina managed to win the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Championship and became the first Brazilian to do so.
In 2018 he would regain his WSL crown by scoring 62,490 points in 11 events. His Maximum Heat score for the season was 19.43 out of the 47 heats.
In 2019 he finished behind Italo Ferreira. He lost out in the top spot by not performing well in the European Leg. Medina ended up being eliminated in the Round of 16 in Quiksilver Pro France and MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal which cost his chances. He also won a silver and a gold medal in 2019, representing Brazil in the World Games.
In 2021, Medina once again conquered the WSL. After the 2020 season was canceled, Medina had a strong showing. The Brazilian got 43,400 points in the 8 events that were conducted.
Gabriel Medina’s WSL Stats
Here are Gabriel Medina’s stats in the men’s championship tour:
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max. Heat score|
Gabriel Medina’s Accomplishments
- 2013 WSL World Junior Champion
- 2014 World Champion
- 2018 World Champion
- 2021 World Champion
- 2015 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion
- WSL Championship Tour event wins: 17
- Bronze medal in World Games (Men) – 2019
- Gold medal in World Games (Team) – 2019
Gabriel Medina’s Wife
Yasmin Brunet: Yasmin Botelho Fernandez or better known as Yasmin Brunet is the wife of Professional surfer Gabriel Medina. The 33-year-old Yasmin is a model by profession.
The couple got married in 2020 after several years of dating. They do not have any children yet. The duo keeps their personal life out of the media’s limelight and not much is known about how they first met each other.
Gabriel Medina’s Controversies
Billabong Pipe Masters Interference: In the dying seconds of the round 16 heat in the event, Gabriel Medina pulled off a “controversial” move. Medina dropped in on Caio Ibelli and interfered in the surfer’s performance. Hence preventing Ibelli from getting the score that he needed.
Medina knew that if he interfered and got penalized, he would win. But there was a chance that Ibelli would win if they finished the heat. Though he received a one-wave penalty, he was awarded the heat.
FAQs about Gabriel Medina
A. He is one of the best surfers in the world currently. He has won the WSL three times.
A. Andy King
A. Matt Nabney designed surfboards
A. Yes, he is married to Yasmin Brunet
A. No, he is just 27 years old. He is still competing.
A. He won his first tournament at the age of 11. Winning the Rip Curl Grom Search (Under-12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.