F-Word heard round the surfing world results in undisclosed fine
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 March, 2015 - The high drama interference at this year’s Quksilver Pro Gold Coast between Irishman Glenn Hall and World Champ Gabriel Medina resulted in Hall giving Medina a piece of his mind in the water and Medina dropping the F-Bomb during his post-heat interview.
Now the WSL has decided what action to take on the World Champ for his outburst saying the Rules and Disciplinary Committee has determined that Medina was in violation of the athlete Code of Conduct and has been fined as a result.
The WSL did not make public the amount of the fine. They did commend the champ for his behavior post-blow up.
"Medina's efforts following the incident to amend any public misperceptions about his and Hall's relationship have been noted and appreciated,” the WSL said in a statement.
"Medina and Hall quickly made peace following the incident in the competitor's area. The Brazilian Champ also appeared on the WSL Dawn Patrol Show the following morning to address his on-camera conduct."
Medina's loss in Round 3 was all the more significant because he won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in 2014. The victory proved to be his first stepping stone to winning a World Title -- a first for Medina, and a first for Brazil.
The tour now moves on to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.