Adriano De Souza
At 16 years old, Adriano de Souza became the youngest surfer ever to win an ASP World Junior Championship. Spectators observed his fast, energetic surfing and he quickly became known as one of the most exciting surfers to watch. In 2005, he won the ASP WQS by the widest margin in history. That win took him into his first year on the ASP World Tour where he finished an impressive 18th in the world.
Fiercely ambitious and always a crowd pleaser, Adriano hasn’t been out of the top 10 since 2008, taking his first elite victory in Spain in 2009. In 2011 Adriano won the Billabong Pro Rio and the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, finishing the year 5th overall in the ASP World Tour standings.
Adriano started the 2012 season strong taking 2nd at the Quiksilver Pro Snapper Rocks and most recently he won the Billabong Pro J’Bay in big, clean, pumping conditions.