About Adriano de Souza
Adriano de Souza is the inspirational leader of the much-heralded Brazilian Storm. The gritty and determined regular footer 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 second-hand 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, winning the 2015 World Title.
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.
Men's CT 2021#15
Avg. heat score10.27
Adriano de Souza was chasing his first World Title in 2015 - but to get it he had to do something no Brazilian had ever done before: Win at
2015 World Champion Adriano de Souza joins The Lineup.
After winning his heat at the Sydney Surf Pro, the 2015 World Champ is eager to take on the Challenger Series and Championship Tour.
Multiple World Champions ready for the Challenger Series, a masterclass with Kassia Meador, pumping Desert Point, and more.
2x World Champion Tyler Wright set for a star-studded Sydney Surf Pro, Surfrider goes to Washington, Camp Shred and Damo scores Cloudbreak.
Adriano de Souza with 2 Top Excellent Scored Waves vs. J.Duru, 08/27/2019
The 2015 World Champion is one of only two athletes still on Tour who competed in the historic 2006 Search event at the famous point.
After three tough days of competition under the California sun, Johanne Defay and Filipe Toledo have finally got their wins in Lemoore.
Sometimes even the world's best surfers need a Hawaii Yoda.
Referência no esporte há mais de quinze anos, Mineirinho encerra sua participação no Tour após temporada de 2021
The Sydney Surf Pro runs between March 8 -14, with several surfers approaching the event as a training run for the Olympic Games.
Brazil on top so far, Jordy shows no sign of pressure, Adriano's knee looks strong.
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Adriano de Souza
Adriano de Souza
First season2006 Men's CT
Age36 Feb 13, 1987
Height5 ft, 7 in 170 cm
Weight145 lbs 66 kg
HometownGuarujá, São Paulo, Brazil