It was an emotional win for the Brasilian, who faced Australian rookie Wade Carmichael in a heated Final at the Oi Rio Pro.
Teasing out the threads from an epic week in Brasil.
The Aussie Jeep Leader found a ramp at Barrinha Friday morning for a 7.33 and the heat lead over an on-fire Michael Rodrigues.
On the second day of the men's event in Saquarema, the unraveling of the rankings continued at Barrinha as passions burned and losses stung.
The WSL desk crew breaks down the day's action as Barrinha provided solid conditions for Round 2 and 3 of the Oi Rio Pro.
The Brazilian earns the first 9-point ride in Saquarema, eliminating Conner Coffin in Round 2 of the Oi Rio Pro.
Gouveia finds the line for a 9.93, taking the win over Jordy Smith in Round 3 of the Oi Rio Pro.
Round 1 and half of Round 2 was completed today, with some heavy hitters going down early at the Oi Rio Pro.
For the first day of the men's event, the action moved down the beach to Barrinha, where upsets and intense battles ensued.