Adriano DE SOUZA

Adriano DE SOUZA


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After winning 11 world titles, it's safe to say that Kelly Slater knows a thing or two about competitive surfing, and what he knew when he first saw São Paulo’s Adriano Elias de Souza surf in competition, was that one day he'd be surfing against the kid on the ASP World Championship Tour.

Adriano started surfing at the age of eight, but within two years was already competing. At 15, the press were calling him the next great hope for Brazilian surfing. But, it was in 2003 that Adriano really scooped the world's attention, when 'Mineirinho' (as he's known) became the World Junior Champion at just 16.

Adriano qualified for the world tour in 2006, and has only once finished outside the top 10 since. The man is a performer. He has multiple WCT wins and has three times finished fifth (2009, 2011 and 2012) in the world title ratings.  

Adriano surfs with more passion than anyone else on tour, period. He'll ride each wave like it was his last and wears his heart on his sleeve. It's for this reason that audiences all over the world love him.


  • 2013: 1st, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach (WCT)
  • 2012: 1st, Billabong Pro Jeffrey's Bay (6*)
  • 2012: 2nd, Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (WCT)
  • 2011: 1st, Rip Curl Pro Peniche (WCT)
  • 2011: 1st, Billabong Pro Rio de Janeiro (WCT)
  • 2009: 2nd, Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (WCT)
  • 2009: 2nd, Hang Loose Pro – Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • 2009: 1st, Billabong Pro Mundaka (WCT)
  • 2006: ASP World Tour "Rookie of the Year"
  • 2004: ASP World Junior Champion

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Glow in the dark surfing - Red Bull Surfing Lights

For more surfing visit The teamwork between top surfers and a creative experimental photographer during the shooting of unprecedented action photos. In Surfing Lights ASP's Adriano de Souza and the freesurfer Pedro Scooby join Marcelo Maragni in the search for the perfect shot in the desert nights of the United Arab Emirates.

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Highlights Finals Day at Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast 2015

Biggest moments from an epic start to the 2015 season.

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Highlights for Rounds 3, 4 and 5

Stop No. 1 on the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour is down to the final eight contenders. Watch the big moments and bigger upsets from a full day of competition.


Thug life at Quik Pro

It was a thug day a the Quik Pro! They are looking a bit angry...

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Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Round 2 Highlights

All the top moments from the first elimination round at Snapper Rocks.

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WSL AWARDS : Best of season 2014

Highlights performance from last season. The season 2015 just started at Snapper Rocks for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast !

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