About

Ian Gouveia is a second-generation Championship Tour star from Recife, Brazil. His father, Fabio Gouveia, was the world amateur champion in 1988, and the first Brazilian to ever win a CT event in 1991 on his way to finishing No. 5 in the world. Ian has inherited his father’s drive and his spring-loaded style, but added the full spectrum of modern aerial amenities and wrapped it in a goofyfoot package. While he’s lived in the shadows of his father and his peers during his rise through the ranks, a cursory search of internet rabbit holes will lead you to highlights of his very explosive game, which is what got him on the Championship Tour in 2017. After a prolific pro junior career at home he hit the Qualifying Series hard in 2013, and he toiled there for three-straight years. His highest rank was No. 81. Then in 2016 he arrived with a little more meat on his bones and the added power caught the eyes of judges. Gouveia went on a tear during the European leg, winning the Azores Airlines Pro and finishing third at the QS 10,000 Billabong Cascais Pro, which along with a solid performance at Sunset Beach which ultimately lifted him to the elite stage. He did some damage and paid some dues during his rookie season, falling one-slot shy of missing the CT requalification. But thanks to an inspired performance at Pipeline, where he beat Joel Parkinson, Matt Wilkinson, Julian Wilson and Filipe Toledo on his way to an impressive third-place finish, he was awarded an open wildcard spot to the 2018 season. Despite his high-profile run at Pipe, he remains a stealth threat, but maybe not for much longer.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #33
  • Heat wins
    2
  • Avg. heat score
    9.60
  • Avg. wave score
    2.81

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Qualifying Series #36
Complete
Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #4
Complete
May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast25th420$10,000
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach25th420$10,000
Oi Rio Pro9th3,700$14,700
Corona Bali Protected25th420$10,000
Uluwatu CT25th420$10,000
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's25th420$10,000
Tahiti Pro Teahupoo---

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
2018335,80061415.539th 
20172320,250113015.663rd 
Ian Gouveia
Brazil
Ian Gouveia
Brazil
  • Stance
    Goofy
  • First season
    2008 Men's QS
  • Age
    25 Oct 27, 1992
  • Height
    5 ft, 6 in 167 cm
  • Weight
    152 lbs 69 kg
  • Hometown
    Recife, Brazil
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