The window for the Billabong Pro Pipeline opens up on January 29, and if the last few weeks are any indicator, we’re in for a show. It will be a show, unfortunately, that won’t include Gabriel Medina. According to the World Surf League, the three-time world champion announced his withdrawal from the event.
“The past few months have been a difficult time for me personally and it has taken a toll,” said Medina on Instagram. “As such, I’ve decided to withdraw from the start of the 2022 WSL Championship Tour.”