The aerial is arguably surfing's most flashy moves. For the younger groms, it might even be the ultimate goal. Airs keep on getting more and more complex. It started with a little boost off the lip, and now people are doing 540s and backside rodeos (more to come on these in a later blog, if you're confused). Just ask longboarding has evolved (see New School v Old School Longboarding), so have airs. 19 year old Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina is revolutionizing the aerial. With his strong core and light weight, Gabriel is busting out huge airs in contests and in free surfing. See his video at the bottom of the post for more.