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
    #18
  • Heat wins
    9
  • Avg. heat score
    12.22
  • Rookie year
    2005

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #8
Complete
Sep 06 - 09, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #7
Complete
Aug 10 - 21, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Qualifying Series #39
Complete
Jul 30 - Aug 05, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast9th3,700$14,700
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach13th1,665$11,500
Oi Rio Pro25th420$10,000
Corona Bali Protected9th3,700$14,700
Uluwatu CT13th1,665$11,500
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's9th3,700$14,700
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o13th1,665$11,500
Surf Ranch Pro13th1,665$11,500
Quiksilver Pro France---

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
20181818,18082115.509th(x3)
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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