Julian Wilson of Australia in 2012
Julian Wilson of Australia surfs during the men's Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro championship at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro May 15, 2012. Reuters

Australian Julian Wilson needed a big score in the final wave and he delivered to win the 2014 Pipe Masters Final beating world champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil. Wilson scored 19.63 in the last run edging the Brazilian’s 19.20 in the exciting final face-off between the worlds’ top surfers in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour event held in Oahu, Hawaii, United States.

Wilson scored 9.30 and 9.70 in the two waves of the final and was pressured to perform well in the second after Medina logged a perfect 10.0 in his first wave. Needing 9.63 to steal the crown, Medina faltered to just 9.20 to give the title to the Australian.

Congratulations @julian_wilson, winner of the 2014 #BillabongPipeMasters and #VTCS!! http://t.co/7ZoUfumVY6 https://t.co/kM5lnfwKnj

— ASP World Tour (@ASP) December 20, 2014

Wilson, who was born and and resides in Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia, is the 2014 Triple Crown of Surfing champion and has won his second ASP World Tour Event after winning in Peniche, Portugal two years ago. He also won the ASP Prime event title Ballito, South Africa in 2013. Medina’s runner-up effort capped off a season where he is named the 2014 World Champion, a first for Medina and any Brazilian in the history of the sport.

“It was the best competition day of my life,” the 26-year-old Wilson declared after his win via the event’s official website. “It doesn’t really feel real.”

Two other Australians, Josh Kerr and Adrian Buchan also made the final four of the season-ending event. Kerr lost to Medina, 13.60 to 9.43 points and Buchan lost to Wilson, 13.16 to 3.17 points.