Surfer Does His Best Superhero Impression With Effortless Backflip

By Bryan Lufkin on at

Backflips are extremely difficult in surfing, and no one has never landed one in a competition. That is, until Gabriel Medina did exactly that at the Oi Rio Pro, coasting out with a bewildered shrug to perfect 10s from the judges.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has been on the rise since taking first place in the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast, the Fiji Pro, and the Billabong Pro Teahupoo competitions in 2014. Now that Medina has set the bar so high, we can only imagine what stops he’ll have to pull out at his next event.