Adriano De Souza
|Adriano de Souza|
February 13, 1987 |
Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Residence||Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||137 lb (62 kg)|
|Best year||2015 - WSL World Champion|
|Sponsors||Hawaiian Dreams, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Red Bull energy drinks, Oakley eyewear, FCS fins|
|Shaper(s)||Al Merrick (Channel Island Surfboards)|
|Quiver||5’10 x 17 ⅞” x 2 ⅛”|
|Favorite maneuvers||Boosting airs|
Adriano "Mineirinho" de Souza (born February 13, 1987) is a Brazilian professional surfer and also the 2015 WSL World Champion. He has been competing on the World Surf League Men's World Tour since 2005.
Adriano de Souza is seem by many as the "hardest working man" on the WSL Tour. To many observers, like 1989 World Champion and WSL commentator Martin Potter, and former top-44 surfer and WSL commentator Ross Williams, Adriano is more eager to learn, more willing to fight, and spends more time learning the game and trying to evolve his surfing than any of his peers/competitors -- with the likely exception of 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater.
Few other surfers have built the same reputation of working hard to learn and evolve on competitive surfing. Most of the other WSL surfers are somewhat perceived[by whom?] to be natural-talented people who don't give a 100% effort on their professional careers -- and thus rarely reach 100% of their competitive potential during surfing heats.
WSL commentators Potter and Williams usually highlighted during WSL surf broadcasts about how Adriano gets to the venues of the surf contests much earlier than his opponents, sometimes weeks in advance, to learn and adapt as much as possible. They also usually talk about how Adriano almost "never falls" on his waves, and how he loves to fight for the inside position and surf the first wave of every heat.
Surf journalist/historian Matt Warshaw wrote in the Encyclopedia of Surfing that Adriano is a "determined pro surfer, (...) built like a terrier (5'6", 137 pounds) and fixed to his board with a wide, squat, function-first stance". Warshaw noted that during Adriano World Title campaign he "rode with near-monomaniacal intensity and often willed his way to heat victories against more talented surfers". Warshaw also stated that Adriano was for the most part heralded as a worthy and deserving World Champion "after years of being ignored or ridiculed by surfing's English-speaking tastemakers". 
The tale of how Adriano asked -- and then begged and then convinced -- Banzai Pipeline top local surfer Jamie O'Brien (surfer) to stay at his house during the season finale in Hawaii (in order to be able to surf the break everyday and to learn its tricks straight from O'Brien) became famous in the surfing world.  It showed the lengths Adriano was willing to go in order to improve his surfing abilities and win the WSL Surfing World Title.
- Won ASP World Junior Championship (Youngest champion ever - Age 16)
- Won ASP 5-Star event – Billabong Costa do Sauipe
- Won ASP Super Series event – Rip Curl Pro Hossegor
- ASP World Qualifying Series Winner
- Ranked #20 on the 2006 ASP World Tour
- Ranked #28 on the 2007 ASP World Tour
- Won ASP 6-Star event – Onbongo Pro Surfing
- Won ASP 6-Star event – Maresia Surf International
- Ranked #7 on the 2008 ASP World Tour
- Won ASP 5-Star event – Billabong ECO Surf Festival
- Won ASP 4-Star event – Mark Richards Pro Newcastle
- Ranked #5 on the 2009 ASP World Tour
- Won first ASP World Tour event – Billabong Pro Mundaka – Mundaka, Spain
- Ranked #10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour
- Ranked #5 on the 2011 ASP World Tour
- Won ASP World Tour event – Billabong Pro Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Won ASP World Tour event – Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Peniche, Portugal
- Ranked #5 on the 2012 ASP World Tour rankings
- Won ASP 6-Star event – Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay – South Africa
- Ranked #12 on the 2013 ASP World Tour rankings
- Won ASP World Tour event – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Torquay, Australia
- Ranked #8 on the 2014 ASP World Tour rankings
- Won ASP 6-Star event – Australian Open of Surfing – Manly Beach, Australia
- WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour Champion
- Won Margaret River Pro Tour event – Margaret River, Australia
- Won Billabong Pipeline Masters Tour event – Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii
|2015||Margaret River Pro||Margaret River||Australia|
|2015||Billabong Pipe Masters||Banzai Pipeline||Hawaii|
|2013||Rip Curl Pro||Bells Beach||Australia|
|2011||Billabong Rio Pro||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil|
|2011||Mouche Rip Curl Pro Portugal||Peniche||Portugal|
|2009||Billabong Pro Mundaka||Mundaka||Spain|
|2014||Hurley Australian Open||Sydney||Australia|
|2012||Billabong Pro||Jeffrey's Bay||South Africa|
|2008||Mark Richards Pro||Newcastle||Australia|
|2008||Billabong ECO Surf Festival||Coconut Coast||Brazil|
|2007||Onbongo Pro Surfing||Ubatuba||Brazil|
|2007||Maresia Surf International||Maresias||Brazil|
|2005||Billabong Costa do Sauipe||Costa do Sauipe||Brazil|
|2005||Rip Curl Pro Hossegor||Hossegor||France|
|2003||Won ASP World Junior Championship|
WSL World Championship Tour
|Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast||3rd||17th||9th||2nd||5th||9th||2nd||25th||3rd||3rd||5th||9th|
|Rip Curl Pro||33rd||17th||9th||17th||5th||3rd||9th||1st||5th||2nd||13th||-|
|Margaret River Pro||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||9th||1st||13th||-|
|Billabong Pro Teahupoo||33rd||17th||5th||5th||9th||25th||13th||25th||25th||13th||25th||-|
|Hurley Pro Trestles||17th||17th||-||5th||13th||5th||3rd||9th||5th||2nd||25th||-|
|Quiksilver Pro France||17th||33th||3rd||33rd||25th||25th||25th||13th||13th||3rd||9th||-|
|Rip Curl Pro Portugal||-||-||-||-||25th||1st||3rd||13th||5th||13th||5th||-|
|Billabong Pipeline Masters||33rd||33rd||9th||17th||13th||13th||13th||13th||INJ||1st||13th||-|
|Oakley Pro Bali||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||9th||-||-||-||-|
|O'Neill Coldwater Classic||-||-||-||-||-||-||5th||-||-||-||-||-|
|Rip Curl Search||17th||33rd||17th||9th||5th||13th||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Quiksilver Pro New York||-||-||-||-||-||9th||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Santa Catarina Pro||17th||17th||DNP||2nd||9th||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Billabong Pro Spain||9th||9th||5th||1st||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Boost Mobile Pro||-||-||9th||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- "ASP Surfer Profile: Adrian De Souza". ASPWorldTour.com. Archived from the original on 2013-03-31.
- "Entry: Adriano de Souza". encyclopediaofsurfing.com. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "Ariano de Souza Staying at J.O.B.'S House for Pipe Masters". tracksmag.com.au. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- "THE 100 GREATEST SURFERS OF ALL TIME". surfeuropemag.com. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- "2005 - O título QS de Adriano de Souza". datasurfe.com.br. Retrieved August 6, 2007.
- "2011 ASP World Championship" (PDF). aspworldtour.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-24.
- "2012 ASP World Tour Rankings". aspworldtour.com. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
- "2013 ASP World Tour Rankings". aspworldtour.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "2014 ASP World Tour Rankings". aspworldtour.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "2015 WSL World Tour Rankings". aspworldtour.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
- "2016 ASP World Tour Rankings". aspworldtour.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
|World Surf League Surfing World Champion (men's)
John John Florence