It’s safe to say that Kolohe “Brother” Andino loves Brazil. Despite loads of local talent in the South American hotspot, the young Oakley Surf Team ripper dominated the surf during his stay, emerging victorious at the ASP World 6-Star Quiksilver Brazil just a few days after claiming the 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional. The budding star charged back from behind to overtake Brazil’s Hizunome Bettero before a raucous crowd at Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 3-4 foot sets.
All-American: Young Surf Star Kolohe Andino Emerges Victorious at ASP 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional in Brazil
Brazil is simply full of talented rippers. That’s why it was more than a surprise to Kolohe “Brother” Andino when it was he and fellow American Tanner Gudauskas left in the final of the ASP World 6-Star SuperSurf Internacional in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kolohe emerged victorious with his 14.33 heat-wave total, earning him a massive 3,500 points in the World Ranking. “I’m so stoked,” Kolohe said, sporting his Oakley Frogskin eyewear. “I thought that I could reach the Quarterfinals here, but I never imagined that I would win the event! Unfortunately, conditions today (Saturday) made things really difficult and I think I was lucky to have caught some good waves. In the Final, I started off well and then I just used my strategy to hold on for the win since there weren’t too many good waves.”