Adriano de Souza (BRA) claimed a passionate victory today at the fourth stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Oi Rio Pro presented by Corona, after besting Adrian Buchan (AUS) in six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) conditions at Praia de Itaúna in Saquarema.
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.
After an agonizingly slow start, the action at Bells got progressively more heated throughout on a day that featured some big upsets, solid performances and a fresh note for the history books.
Adriano De Souza (BRA) has bowed out of the Billabong Pipe Mastersbecause of a persistent knee injury, according to a Facebook note he posted Thursday. The Brazilian has been open about his knee pain at recent competitions and, after consulting with family and doctors, has decided to withdraw from the event in Hawaii.
This, the most recent, is of Adriano De Souza training between events at Mentawai. He’s sitting 7th right now on the World Tour, having a typical De Souza season, all top-ten finishes, not one signature moment. He’s got this whole pro surfer thing pretty dialed.
Adriano de Souza broke his his nose recently while surfing. According to his Facebook, the Brazilian was “inside the tube and ended up not seeing this surfer, who wasn’t on the wave but trying to cross it.”
Seriously, with John John out of the equation following an unexpected early exit, what were the chances of Kelly NOT winning this year’s Volcom Pipe Pro?
Adriano De Souza, Jessé Mendes, Miguel Pupo, Alejo Muniz and more take advantage of an ideal day at Pit Stops in the Mentawais. The waves weren’t huge, but that didn’t matter. Even when Indonesia’s Pit Stops isn’t macking, there’s plenty of fun, long and glossy rights on offer. With an empty lineup, everyone took advantage.
Adam Melling, Matt Wilkinson, Adriano De Souza, and other top surfer doing a free surf session during the Oakley Pro at Bali’s hyper performance wave Keramas. Good clip!
You can watch the Oakley Pro Bali online but the side show…. Just IndoSurfLife.com brings it to you.