Gabriel Medina vs. Matt Wilkinson at Cloudbreak.
Medina moved into second place on the world championship rankings behind Australia's Matt Wilkinson, who he beat in the final.
The world's best surfers were again presented with huge barrelling waves at Cloudbreak.Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater had been a standout during the event until he was beaten by Medina in the semi-finals.
Wilkinson managed to overcome Hawaiian tube-riding gun John John Florence in the quarter-finals before defeating his close mate Adrian Buchan in the semi-finals.
The Australian struggled to find the right waves in the final while Medina claimed two high-scoring tube rides to win the final 15.60 to 6.34.
"I'm really tired right now but so happy to beat Wilko as he has been surfing so well," Medina said after his win.
De Souza Clinches the 2015 World Title and Pipe Masters Crown on Finals Day
Finals Day at the Billabong Pipe Masters was filled with brilliant performances but the day ultimately belonged to Brazil, culminating in a Final with two of its biggest stars. After a decade of dedication, Adriano de Souza became the second Brazilian World Champion ever, and the first-ever Brazilian winner of the Pipe Masters. Gabriel Medina, who faced De Souza in the Final and won the first-ever Title for Brazil, didn't go home empty-handed. In another first for Brazil, Medina won the 2015 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which goes to the surfer with the highest points total for its three events.
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ASP 2014 CHAMP!!!!!
First Brazilian World Title in Surfing! Congrats! Medina Madness!
Felicitações Campeão Mundial de Surf 2014 nós sabemos que você fez seus compatriotas muito orgulhoso, porque nós, como os Watermen Mestres são definitivamente orgulhoso de você também
Tahiti's Michel Bourez recorded a stunning victory in triple-overhead waves at the Vans World Cup of Surfing in Hawaii.