Adriano Claims Runner-Up at Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast, Jumps to No. 2


De Souza, former ASP World Junior Champion and into his first Final ever in an ASP World Tour event, placed second at Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks, arguably the biggest and most publicized surf contest in the world.

I saw Kirra break a couple of years ago but I am too young to have seen it break like it has in the past," De Souza said. “These are the best waves so far during my time in Australia. I am really glad with everything. Second Place for me is an amazing result. I will just keep trying to do the same thing at the next event.”

Despite not claiming the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, De Souza’s Runner-Up finish today sees him rocket to No. 2 on the ASP World Tour ratings, putting himself in excellent position for the season ahead.

“It was my first Final ever so I’m happy and glad with my performance,” De Souza said. “I will just try to keep focused and determined for the rest of the year. It is amazing for me. It is a big thing that has happened in my life this Final.”


Tess Weaver


March 11, 2009