About

Adriano de Souza is the inspirational leader of the much-heralded Brazilian Storm. The gritty and determined regularfooter grew up in a favela on the edge of Sao Paulo, Brazil. When he was 8-years-old the ocean became his refuge after his brother bought him a secondhand surfboard for seven dollars. By 14, De Souza was leaving home alone to pursue his dream of becoming a pro surfer. What he lacked in raw talent he more than made up for in hard work and determination. His arrival on the Championship Tour in 2006 inspired a generation of Brazilians, especially after he started collecting victories. He won two events in 2011, the same year Gabriel Medina joined the Tour and won two of his own. While Medina became the first Brazilian to win a World Title in 2014, De Souza, the veteran, achieved his lifelong dream the very next year during a six-man title showdown at the Pipe Masters. He entered as the biggest dark horse, yet came out on top and won the event. Months later he triumphed again by marrying his wife, Patricia. De Souza’s inspiring journey to the top turned even his harshest critics into true believers, and he remains one of the most respected and lethal surfers on Tour.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #19
  • Heat wins
    11
  • Avg. heat score
    11.86
  • Rookie year
    2005

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YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
20181922,925112716.505th 
2017836,600113918.501st 
20161135,350114117.443rd 
2015157,700115618.501st(x2)
2014842,250114518.633rd 
20131331,750103518.831st 
2012542,350104119.432nd 
2011544,950114518.941st(x2)
20101032,000103216.675th(x4)
200956,148103417.86- 
200875,748114019.53- 
2007283,607102416.57- 
2006204,073112917.60- 
Adriano de Souza
Brazil
Adriano de Souza
Brazil
  • Stance
    Regular
  • First season
    2006 Men's CT
  • Age
    31 Feb 13, 1987
  • Height
    5 ft, 7 in 168 cm
  • Weight
    147 lbs 67 kg
  • Hometown
    Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
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