J-Bay: Brazilian Surf Star Andriano De Souza Steals South African Thunder With Billabong Pro Victory
South Africans have been faring well at their ‘home break’ the past couple years at Billabong Pro J-Bay. But this year, a full on International free-for-all unfolded. It was Oakley’s Brazilian Bomber, Adriano Souza, however – who’d top the talent stacked field with an impressive 16.00 Final Heat score over Frenchman Joan Duru. Riding a set right over the rocks – snapping one of his fins out – our ASP World No. 4 pocketed US $25,000 for his triumph over a list of riders through the final four rounds that represented Brazil, Australia, Spain, Hawaii, California, France, South Africa and Portugal.
Cabo San Lucas and Oakley bikinis? Yes, please. Spending America’s Independence Day south of The Border, PussyCat Dolls Star (recording artist) Nicole Scherzinger, The B**** in Apt 23’s (ABC sitcom) Krysten Ritter and the Hurt Locker’s (film) Brian Geraghty dropped into the Cabo surf with Oakley for its famous Learn to Ride program. Nicole and Krysten, fresh off Teen Choice Award nominations, took turns cheering for one another as they employed their newly-acquired surfing skills taught by Oakley Surf Team Manager, Luke Walsh, and his brother (big-wave pro surfer), Ian Walsh.