If you’re a professional surfer and you put food on the table by doing it, you need to practice. Unfortunately, most of the places where said practicing takes place are places where locals also surf–and they generally do not take kindly to a surfer who spends his life surfing the Most Unexceptional waves on earth burning them on a knee high runner they’ve waited all week for.
Such was the case in the video when Gabriel Medina got in a couple of waves for a Lowers warm up session. He happened to burn a guy who didn’t care that a world champ was burning him–and he was not afraid to show his displeasure.