About

Adrian Buchan has been part of the bedrock of the Championship Tour for more than a decade. The veteran goofyfooter from Avoca Beach, Australia, owns one of the most aesthetically pleasing styles in the sport. He’s clinched a pair of CT victories in that time (France 2008, Teahopo’o 2013) and both came at the expense of Kelly Slater in the Final. Buchan serves as the surfer’s representative on Tour, and is revered for being intelligent, articulate, positive and proactive. He grew up the son of an English teacher and inherited his father’s love of literature. Not content to just read, he’s written his own children’s book to promote social responsibility, and he regularly quotes Shakespeare on Instagram. He’s also an ambassador for the Inspire Foundation, a non-profit focused on the mental health and wellbeing of young people. He’s a husband and father to two children who now travel with him to most of the stops. When his oldest daughter, Ruby, arrived two months premature in 2014, the cloud of uncertainty Buchan endured as a new parent evolved into a new clarity of purpose. He’s enjoying his job more than ever today. In 2017, Ace nearly returned to the winner’s circle in Brazil, where he finished runner-up to Adriano de Souza. He also had a strong third place finish at Lower Trestles. While he’s spent the better part of career stuck in the teens on the Jeep Leaderboard, he cracked the Top 10 in 2008 and 2010. With the timeless appeal of his surfing, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go higher.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #15
  • Heat wins
    10
  • Avg. heat score
    11.62
  • Rookie year
    2006

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #7
Complete
Aug 10 - 21, 2018
Place
13th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
13th
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
9th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast2nd7,800$55,000
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach13th1,665$11,500
Oi Rio Pro13th1,665$11,500
Corona Bali Protected9th3,700$14,700
Uluwatu CT25th420$10,000
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's13th1,665$11,500
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o13th1,665$11,500

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
20181518,58072215.302nd 
20171627,750113617.232nd 
20161429,700114018.163rd(x2)
20151922,700113018.403rd 
20141528,700113619.003rd(x2)
20131724,200103019.171st 
20121425,400103218.505th(x2)
20111626,000113517.543rd 
2010737,250103618.003rd 
2009233,41791516.33
200865,836114118.63
2007193,982102915.96
2006442,355111315.34
Adrian Buchan
Australia
Adrian Buchan
Australia
  • Stance
    Goofy
  • First season
    2003 Men's CT
  • Age
    35 Sep 21, 1982
  • Height
    5 ft, 9 in 175 cm
  • Weight
    165 lbs 75 kg
  • Hometown
    Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia
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