Surfer does epic backflip over a wave

Pro surfer Gabriel Medina has pulled off an epic backflip at a world surfing competition in Brazil.

Gabriel became a local hero in 2014 by becoming Brazil's first surfing world champion.

At the Oi Rio Pro surfing competition Gabriel managed to perform a perfect backflip over a wave and nailed the landing.

The crowd went wild and the judges all gave him a maximum ten out of ten points for his incredible feat!

Take a look at his flipping good moves...

Video courtesy of World Surf League

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