About Adrian Buchan
Adrian Buchan has been part of the bedrock of the Championship Tour for more than a decade. The veteran goofy-footer 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, Teahupoo 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 2018, Ace nearly returned to the winner’s circle on the Gold Coast, where he finished runner-up to Julian Wilson. 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.
Men's CT 2021#36
Avg. heat score9.78
'WSL Rewind' hits the Goldie, Filipe Toledo trains in Mexico, Griffin Colapinto drops a lush new edit and Ace Buchan works out at home.
Action-packed opener at the Oi Rio Pro, ADS premieres a film, Ace Buchan has a new baby, and Kolohe provides a Moment of Zen.
J. Mendes vs. G. Colapinto vs. A. Buchan
Filipe Toledo vs. Mikey Wright vs. Adrian Buchan
Tomas Hermes vs. Adrian Buchan
Owen Wright vs. Adrian Buchan
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The Qualifying Series is back, with four events in New South Wales which make for a jam-packed road trip for athletes on Australia's East
A Green Alert has been issued for the first of three Australian Grand Slam events, the Tweed Coast Pro.
Championship Tour surfers are improving their game well into their 30s and even 40s.
Some of Australia's top World Tour surfers have shared a glimpse of how they are spending their time during the extended offseason.
Inspiration meets perspiration on day two of the Corona Open J-Bay with Flores making a comeback win.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2003 Men's CT
Age40 Sep 21, 1982
Height5 ft, 9 in 175 cm
Weight165 lbs 75 kg
HometownAvoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia