RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Pipeline stage, in Hawaii, which decides the World Surf League (WSL), is still in progress, but it is already known that the winner will again be Brazilian.
The dispute is now down to Italo Ferreira, 25, and Gabriel Medina, 25. The winner will amplify Brazil's recent dominance in the sport.
It will be the fourth victory of the "Brazilian Storm", the name given to the green-and-yellow wave in the sport. The "Brazilian Storm" will have grabbed four of the last six titles on the men's circuit.
Medina, who is still fighting . . .