Currently ranked #1, Brazil’s Adriano De Souza has taken the ASP World Tour by storm in 2011. The diminutive regular foot from Guaruja, Brazil has been on the World Tour for six years and has two victories under his belt. While he’s become well-known for “claiming” just about any and every wave, the underlying theme to his surfing is passion and energy. I’ll admit that his habit of claiming used to bug me, but I’ve come full circle, especially after reading an interview on Stabmag.com where he shared this, “Some guys say to me, ‘You claim a lot,’ but it doesn’t worry me. I’m f—king happy, man. It’s just a show of emotion.”
How can you hate on that?
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